It’s time to register your garage sale and block out the calendar for two big weekends this November, as the Garage Sale Trail returns to the Central Coast.
Garage Sale Trail is Australia’s biggest festival of pre-loved stuff and the perfect opportunity to take part in the circular economy, earn some cash and pocket a bargain.
The Garage Sale Trail will hit the Coast on the weekends of 11-12 and 18-19 November inclusive.
Council’s Director Infrastructure Services, Boris Bolgoff said selling or shopping at garage sales is a fun and simple action we can all take to reduce our carbon footprint and learn about the benefits of reusing and recycling.
“Registering to host a garage sale is free and open now. There’s a lot of information such as how-to guides, promotional resources and even touch-free PayPal QR code payments,” Mr Bolgoff said.
“Last year the Coast registered 250 garage sales which prevented 27,000kgs of pre-loved items going to landfill. This outstanding result saw us achieve the fourth best result in NSW and sixth in Australia and we hope to do even better at this year’s events!
“Not only did Coasties bag a bargain by saving at least 25% by choosing second-hand, but sellers also earned some cash with the average seller making $1,363.
“By participating in a Garage Sale Trail you are participating in the circular economy!
“You’re giving goods a second life and the value of all the effort and raw materials used to create is multiplied.”
Before the sale weekends there will be a series of online talks.
Trail Tutorials will be held on 28-29 October, and feature an all star cast of experts and familiar faces sharing their tips on fashion, flipping and friendship.
Council’s Administrator, Rik Hart said Council is pleased to again be involved with this important national initiative.
“The result from last year is a testament to the dedication of our community to reduce waste. It also presents as a great opportunity for households, schools, and community groups to connect, make some money and most importantly, provide a new life for our valuable resources,” Mr Hart said.
“I encourage all community members to get involved and do their bit for the environment.”
To register a sale for free, get involved and explore the positive impacts of buying and selling second-hand, visit garagesaletrail.com.au/centralcoast
Central Coast Council’s participation in the 2023 Garage Sale Trail weekends is jointly funded by Council and the NSW Environment Protection Authority Waste Less, Recycle More initiative funded from the waste levy. The national event is powered by 100 Councils around Australia and helps to prevent valuable resources going to landfill by encouraging reuse and recycling practices.