JOINING THE TRAIL: Cr Jenny McKay and Nambour Neighbours Aid store manager Luke Zanetti.
JOINING THE TRAIL: Cr Jenny McKay and Nambour Neighbours Aid store manager Luke Zanetti.

Grab a bargain on the biggest garage sale trail

SUNSHINE Coast households, schools and community groups will join hundreds of thousands of people across the country on Saturday, October 24, as part of the fifth annual Garage Sale Trail.

An award-winning community and sustainability event, Garage Sale Trail is powered by more than 150 local councils and it is expected more than 10,000 garage sales will be held across the country.

Sunshine Coast Community Programs and Environment Portfolio Councillor Jenny McKay welcomed the council's involvement and the unique opportunity to promote reuse and community building in a fun and creative way.

"Sunshine Coast Council is proud to again be actively involved in bringing this national initiative to our residents," Cr McKay said.

"Garage Sale Trail helps people to think creatively about how we can reuse items that might otherwise be put out for waste collection and possibly end up in landfill.

"Garage Sale Trail is a fun and social way to get to know your neighbours and connect with the broader community whilst raising money for yourself or

others.

"It's a grassroots event that has swept across the country, so we're pleased to be part of something bigger that's making some positive change."

All households, local organisations, schools, community groups and charities can register for free at garagesaletrail.com.au.

THE GARAGE SALE TRAIL

Garage Sale Trail is a not-for-profit community enterprise founded by Andrew Valder and Darryl Nichols.

Garage Sale Trail aims to promote reuse, reduce waste to landfill, create awareness about illegal dumping, unite communities, and stimulate local economies.

Now in its fifth year, the program has grown from one event in Sydney to a truly national program powered by more than 150 councils who represent more than half of Australia's population.

In 2014 more than 350,000 people got involved.

There were 2.9 million pre-loved items from more than 8000 garage sales.

The average seller made over $300 and made 13 new community connections on the day.


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