Get set for the Garage Sale Trail

Wanneroo Times - - News -

Do you have old or un­used items ly­ing around the house that you need to get rid of?

There is still time to reg­is­ter to host your own garage sale dur­ing Aus­tralia’s big­gest com­mu­nity sus­tain­abil­ity event, tak­ing place on 20 – 21 Oc­to­ber. Wan­neroo Mayor Tracey Roberts is en­cour­ag­ing City of Wan­neroo res­i­dents to ‘choose to re-use’ and be part of the an­nual Garage Sale Trail. “Ac­cord­ing to The Aus­tralia In­sti­tute, 88 per cent of Aus­tralians have at least one clut­tered room in their home,” Mayor Roberts said. “What bet­ter way of de-clut­ter­ing than host­ing your own sale.

You will get to con­nect with peo­ple in your neigh­bour­hood, all while mak­ing a bit of pocket money.” Last year, it was re­vealed that the av­er­age garage sale sold 11 shop­ping trol­leys worth of items! In fact, the lat­est find­ings from the Gumtree Sec­ond Hand Econ­omy

Re­port 2018 re­veal the av­er­age Aus­tralian house­hold has $4,200 in un­wanted items and a stag­ger­ing 50 per cent ad­mit to throw­ing their un­wanted items away. “Garage Sale Trail presents the per­fect op­por­tu­nity to not only re­use, but to re­alise the re­spon­si­bil­ity we have for the waste we gen­er­ate – as in­di­vid­u­als, and as com­mu­ni­ties – in a fun and so­cial way,” Mayor Roberts said. This will be the third year the City of Wan­neroo has been in­volved, join­ing more than 140 Coun­cils across the coun­try. In 2016, the City of Wan­neroo was awarded the “Best New­comer Award” in recog­ni­tion of an ex­cel­lent in­au­gu­ral event. Last year, 117 in­di­vid­ual sales and seven group sales were regis­tered lo­cally with al­most 5500 peo­ple en­gag­ing in those sales. Reg­is­ter to host a sale or shop the Trail at garage­sale­trail.com.au

L-R top: Cr New­ton, Cr Flood, Cr Coet­zee, Cr Fenn, Cr Aitken, Cr Cvi­tan L-R bot­tom: Waste Ed­u­ca­tion Of­fi­cer Emma Baker, Mayor Tracey Roberts, Deputy Mayor Nat San­galli

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