North Burnett Regional Council Joins Garage Sale Trail

Sep 27, 2016 | Front Page Feature, News

Garage Sale Trail Saturday 22 October 2016.

North Burnett households, schools and community groups are set to join hundreds of thousands of people across the country on Saturday 22 October as part of national reuse, community and sustainable living movement, Garage Sale Trail.

Born in 2010, Garage Sale Trail has grown from a grassroots event to a program powered by over 150 councils nationally. By organising communities around Australia to host and shop at garage sales on one big day, Garage Sale Trail aims to encourage reuse, unite communities, create awareness around the issues of illegal dumping, provide a platform for fundraising and inspire creativity.

Mayor Cr Rachel Chambers said that this is a fun way to declutter, meet people from the local area and uncover some unique bargains. “Garage Sale Trail is a simple idea that encourages people to consider how things can be reused whilst also providing an opportunity to raise money. The idea of passing on what you don’t want to a new home is truly a great form of sustainability.”

Garage Sale Trail Co-Founder Darryl Nichols says that creativity, self-expression and ‘good stuff’ have always been an important part of the Garage Sale Trail initiative. “We absolutely love the unexpected interpretations of garage sales that we see on the day. In the past, people have sold some quirky items including a signed U2 Gold Record, a beachside apartment, a highland cow, a hovercraft and a definitive collection of Star Wars figurines. Two Swedish girls even set up a roller disco in their garage for the day!”

Last year saw 350,000 participants get involved with almost 3 million items listed for sale at over 13,000 garage sales across the country. On the day, the average household sale made $300, while group sales made $650. A massive 75% of participants said that taking part in the event changed their perception of waste and what they could reuse.

Registration is free and open to all households, local businesses, schools and community groups at garagesaletrail.com.au. The first 2,500 sellers in participating council areas to register by September 25 will receive a free promotional pack with posters and flyers to help maximise your sale success.

ABOUT GARAGE SALE TRAIL

Garage Sale Trail is a not-for-profit community enterprise founded by Andrew Valder and Darryl Nichols. The program aims to promote reuse, waste education and community building. Now in its sixth year, Garage Sale Trail is powered by over 150 local councils reaching over half of the Australian population. In 2015 over 350,000 people got involved with almost 3 million pre-loved items for sale from over 13,000 garage sales and stalls. The average seller made over $300 and created 22 new community connections on the day.

DETAILS

Garage Sale Trail

Saturday October 22 2016

Happening in the North Burnett and across Australia

Register now at www.garagesaletrail.com.au

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