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