Turn clutter into cash with Garage Sale Trail

Published on 09 September 2020

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Broken Hill's households, schools, community groups and businesses are invited to join over 400,000 people across the country on Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 November in the tenth annual Garage Sale Trail. 

A multi-award-winning community and sustainability event, Garage Sale Trail is part of Council's commitment to reducing landfill and supporting residents to reuse and reduce waste at home.

The program is powered by over 115 councils across Australia, and for the first time ever sellers can also set up virtual garage sales as an alternative to garage sales in local neighbourhoods. 

Council's Waste and Sustainability Manager, Kathy Graham, said the event provides a great opportunity for people to connect with their community, have lots of fun and make some extra money at a time where many people need it most.

"We are thrilled to be involved with the initiative and encourage everyone in the community to register – with many of us still at home this is an excellent opportunity to declutter and rehome those things we don’t need anymore!”

Event organisers project that more than two million items will be listed for sale and diverted from landfill across over 16,000 garage sale events held over the Garage Sale Trail weekend both in person and online. 

This online element will not only work to keep people safe during the pandemic but also assist sellers in finding the perfect match for their pre-loved items – no matter their location.

For those hosting or shopping at physical sales, Garage Sale Trail will provide guidelines to ensure COVID-19 restrictions and safety precautions are in place. You’ll also receive tips and tricks, as well as marketing material to help achieve the best result from your sale.

To host a sale or shop the Trail you can register for free and get more information at www.garagesaletrail.com.au.

Garage Sale Trail is a NSW EPA Waste Less Recycle More initiative funded from the waste levy and supported by Broken Hill City Council.