5 September 2018
In an effort to think differently about waste and promote sustainability, Gunnedah Shire Council is once again participating in the nationwide Garage Sale Trail and would like to encourage the community to get involved.
Garage Sale Trail is a big weekend of garage sales in communities across Australia in October. The event aims to get the community thinking about the waste they generate and how some of it can be reused before it reaches the local tip.
Gunnedah Shire Council’s Waste Management Superintendent Sheridan Cameron hopes the Garage Sale Trail will not only help participants and charities earn a little extra cash, but will highlight that the old adage remains true; one person’s trash is another person’s treasure.
“Waste is a growing issue. As a nation, the amount of waste we churn out has grown six times faster than the population and in fact, the average Australian family now produces enough waste to fill a three bedroom house every year,” Mrs Cameron said.
“While recycling is one solution, reusing items you no longer want is even better.
“Hosting a stall at Council’s Garage Sale is free and all the buyers and sellers will be in the one place.”
The average household in the 2017 sale sold 75 items, at over 15,000 registered garage sales and stalls.
Gunnedah Shire Council’s Garage Sale will be held on Saturday, 20 October at the Gunnedah Showground from 9.00am to 2.00pm. To register a stall visit www.garagesaletrail.com.au/sale/1046 or collect a registration form from Council’s Administration Building, Elgin Street, Gunnedah.
For more information contact Waste Management Superintendent Sheridan Cameron on (02) 6740 2100.
Photo Caption: Garage Sale Trail will once again be held at the Gunnedah Showground.
Media Contact: Brooke Maisey 6740 2100.