Central Coast Council is proud to be taking part in Australia’s festival of pre-loved stuff again this year, with the Garage Sale Trail returning to the Central Coast across two weekends this November.
This event has become part of the Central Coast community’s commitment to reducing landfill and provides opportunities to reuse and reduce pre-loved items or goods as part of a circular economy.
Council’s Unit Manager Waste and Resource Recovery, Andrew Pearce said the event is a great way to learn about extending the life of goods, re-sell unused items and learn about the circular economy.
“Despite the pandemic, over 4,000 Central Coast residents were involved virtually and in person in the Garage Sale Trail last year and managed to reuse or recycle over 72,00 items.
“This led to 24,000 kilograms of pre-loved items staying out of landfill or being illegally dumped and something we hope to top in this year’s event.
“Keeping items in use for as long as we can by buying or selling it at a garage sale makes sense for the planet. If you have something in good (or reasonable) condition that you are thinking of throwing out, why not take the opportunity to join this incredible movement and sell it instead. Or rather get involved and shop pre-loved items rather than buying new ones.”
Council Administrator Rik Hart said Council is pleased to again be involved in this important national initiative.
“The event continues to offer a fantastic 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.”
Garage Sale Trail is also hosting Trail Tutorials online for the Central Coast community members to attend, between 29 October and 5 November 2022. The tutorials offer a series of inspiring and educational talks about sustainable fashion and renovations.
Garage Sale Trail events will take place on the Central Coast across two weekends in November:
- Saturday 12 and Sunday 13 November
- Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 November
Council’s participation in the 2022 Garage Sale Trail weekend is funded through 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.
To register a sale for free, get involved and explore the positive impacts of buying and selling second-hand, visit garagesaletrail.com.au/centralcoast