In the lead up to the Garage Sale Trail, Gunnedah Shire Council is encouraging the community to think differently about waste and participate in the nationwide community and sustainability event.
Garage Sale Trail is one big weekend of garage sales that is happening 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.
“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,” Gunnedah Waste Management Superintendent Sheridan 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.”
Last year’s Garage Sale Trail saw two million items listed for sale across the nation at over 15,000 registered garage sales and stalls.
“Over the years, we've seen everything from vintage clock collections to signed David Bowie vinyl, a hovercraft and even a couple of Grandpas listed for sale,” Garage Sale Trail Co-Founder Darryl Nichols said.
Gunnedah Shire Council’s Garage Sale will be held on Saturday, 21 October at the Gunnedah Showground from 9am to 2pm. To register a stall visit www.garagesaletrail.com.au or collect a registration form from Council’s Administration Building.
To spread the reuse message with the younger generation, Gunnedah Shire Council is hosting a colouring-in competition in the lead up to the event. Entries can be picked up from Gunnedah Shire Library, Visitors Information Centre and Council’s Administration Building, to be returned by 20 October.
You can also download Garage Sale Trail Colouring-In Competition Entry Form here.
- 3 and under
- 6 and under
- 9 and under
- 12 and under
Winners will be drawn on 23 October and will receive a free movie pass to The Civic. Winners will be notified by phone.
For more information contact Waste Management Superintendent Sheridan Cameron on (02) 6740 2100.
Photo Caption: The 2016 Garage Sale Trail hosted by Gunnedah Shire Council was a success.
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