Garage sales help planet

Albany Extra - - Extra News - Saskia Adysti

The Shire of Den­mark will hold a two-day week­end garage sale as part of the Garage Sale Trail to en­cour­age Den­mark and sur­round­ing com­mu­ni­ties to re­duce their yearly waste.

Jan­ice De Cosham, an avid col­lec­tor and a Den­mark res­i­dent, will be join­ing the garage sale event for the sec­ond time this year.

She will hold a sale at her home on both days of the event.

“I used to be an arts and craft teacher and I have masses of fab­ric and ma­te­ri­als that I no longer use,” Ms De Cosham said.

“And the sale turned out to be such a great suc­cess — so I come back for the sec­ond time around.”

Ms De Cosham said her ma­te­rial might have ended up in land­fill if she had not man­aged to sell it last year.

“This time I’ve got a whole stack of Ger­man beer steins that I col­lected from Ger­many and around Europe — and some of them are quite col­lected pieces,” she said.

More than 150 lo­cal coun­cils have signed up for the Garage Sale Trail event to en­cour­age more Aus­tralians to re­use and re­cy­cle.

The Den­mark Garage Sale event will be held on Satur­day, Oc­to­ber 21.

For more in­for­ma­tion about other garage sale events in the Great South­ern, visit the Garage Sale Trail web­site at garage­sale

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