REUSE RECYCLE: Get involved with garage sales across the region.
REUSE RECYCLE: Get involved with garage sales across the region. Contributed

Second-hand Saturday to reuse and reduce waste

WHERE can you get guilt-free shopping at a fraction of the normal cost?

Maybe it's next door, or down the road.

Shop until you drop on Saturday, September 24, during the Second Hand Saturday Garage Sale.

Second Hand Saturday is a north coast community event, with almost 150 individual garage sales taking part in the event.

People can hold their own garage sale at home, or coordinate a joint garage sale in their street, or with their local school, preschool, community organisation or church.

You can also get involved by shopping at all the garage sales across the region - and from previous years' experience there will be hundreds to choose from.

There are a number of ways to get involved in the biggest day of garage sales. You can register to hold your own garage sale, or you can round up the neighbours, and hold a joint street garage sale.

It will be held all along the north coast of NSW in the participating council areas of Ballina Shire, Byron Shire, Clarence Valley, Kyogle, Lismore City, Richmond Valley and Tweed Shire.

Second Hand Saturday helps to reduce the amount of waste going to landfill, enables residents to participate in the promotion of reuse and repair, and engages them in an environmentally, socially and economically rewarding activity.

This will be the eighth Second Hand Saturday event NE Waste has coordinated since 2006.

Last time it was held, in 2015, more than 700 people registered to hold garage sales across the region.

A list of participating Second Hand Saturday garage sale addresses is online at secondhandsaturday.com.au - where you can see a full list of venues, or use the app and map to identify those nearest to you.

Meanwhile, the Australia-wide Garage Sale Trail will take place at locations nationwide on Saturday, October 22. You can find more details at www.garagesaletrail.com.au.


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