Close up shot of secondhand items for sale on tabletop. The items include retro china, teacups, a tennis racket, and other miscellaneous items. A red circular sign with the text 'The Garage Sale Trail' which sits on the table behind the tennis racket.
ON THIS WEEKEND: Wagga Wagga’s Garage Sale Trail starts this weekend, with just under 30 sales already registered in the area.


Recycling spirit is ramping up this November

Published: 10 Nov 2023 9:33am

This month Wagga Wagga residents will see a focus on pre-loved items and waste education, with the Garage Sale Trail taking off this weekend.

Australia’s nationwide festival of pre-loved items will run over two weekends on Saturday 11 to Sunday 12 November and Saturday 18 to Sunday 19 November.

Council Environmental Education Officer Christina Reid says this event is a fun and easy initiative that enables people to declutter and give a new life to old or no-longer needed items.

“Not only does the Garage Sale Trail make money and save money, but it’s also a social activity for the community that keeps quality items out of landfill,” Ms Reid said.

“Just under 30 garage sales have been registered in Wagga Wagga, and there’s still time to register your event. If shopping is more your thing, head on out with family and friends and find something special.”

The Garage Sale Trail has arrived just in time for National Recycling Week which runs from Monday 13 November to Sunday 19 November.

Planet Ark’s theme for this year’s National Recycling Week is ‘what goes around comes around’ focusing on simple and actionable tips to help Australians keep valuable materials in circulation.

Wide shot of a garage sale held in a suburban front yard. There are two large tables with miscellaneous items and shoes at the front and three racks of clothes at the back. Two women stand at the front table looking simultaneously at an item. Another two women can be seen in the background sorting through clothes on the racks.

Council Gregadoo Waste Management Centre Support Officer Tammie Cook says getting into the recycling spirit this month is a fun way to stay green.

“There are lots of enjoyable ways to recycle, holding your very own garage sale or donating unwanted items to a local charity is a great way to keep valuable items in circulation,” Ms Cook said.

“Positive milestones are already being reached within our local waste and recycling industry. NSW has diverted ten billion Return and Earn containers, saving 923,542 tonnes of material from landfill.

“Saving valuable items before they can be discarded is not only planet friendly but pocket friendly. Participating in recycling initiatives like Return and Earn and the Garage Sale Trail can help you save money, and the environment.”

Close up shot of an older woman's hands. The woman is outside, her left hand is holding open the yellow lid of a recycling bin, and her right hand holds two empty aluminum cans that she is placing in the bin.

Return and Earn deposit stations can be found at Gurwood Street and Kooringal Woolworths carparks, and at 90-92 Hammond Avenue.

You can find out more about local waste and recycling centres and programs via the page below:

Waste & Recycling

Register your garage sale!

Register your garage sale or check out the sales already listed in the area by viewing the map at the Garage Sale Trail website.