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Sign up! Registrations open for Garage Sale Trail

Published: 18 Sep 2020 10:24am

Wagga Wagga households, schools, community groups and local businesses can join more than 400,000 people across the country expected to take part in the 2020 Garage Sale Trail on the weekend of 21-22 November.

Registrations have opened to be part of the community and sustainability event, dedicated this year to helping communities on the road to economic recovery by making and saving money through the sale of second-hand goods.

Wagga Wagga City Council is one of more than 115 councils around the nation participating in the award-winning program.

Mayor of the City of Wagga Wagga Councillor Greg Conkey OAM said it was part of Council’s commitment to reducing landfill and supporting residents to re-use and reduce waste at home.

“We are thrilled to be involved with the initiative and we encourage everyone in the community to register,” Cr Conkey said.

“Garage Sale Trail is a great opportunity for people to connect with their community, have lots of fun and make some extra money at a time when many people need it most.

“With many of us still at home this is an excellent opportunity to declutter and rehome those things we don’t need anymore.

“There’s also an element where organisations like schools or community groups can use it as a fundraiser.”

It is the 10th annual Garage Sale Trail held nationally and this year, for the first time, sellers can also set up virtual garage sales.

The online element not only aims to keep people safe during the COVID pandemic, but also to assist sellers in finding the perfect match for their pre-loved items – no matter their location.

Council’s Environmental Education Officer Alice Kent said the general idea behind the initiative is to encourage re-use of items, from household goods to fashion.

“Making the choice to buy and sell second-hand and give the items a second chance at life is something we can all do to help reduce our impact on the environment,” Ms Kent said.

“In addition to the main event in November, you can also take part in a number of online workshops being held in September and October.”

For free registration to participate in the event or to find out more about the Trail Tutorials, visit the Garage Sale Trail website.