Central Coast households, schools and community groups are set to join over 400,000 people across the country on Saturday and Sunday, October 20- 21, as a part of the eighth annual, Central Coast Garage Sale Trail.
A multi award winning community and sustainability event, the Garage Sale Trail is powered by over 140 local Councils nationwide. It is expected that this year’s weekend-long event will involve more Australians than ever before, all choosing to reuse at over 15,000 garage sale events across the country. Now in its eighth year nationally, the program has grown from a grassroots idea in Bondi Beach, where it started in 2010. Central Coast Mayor, Jane Smith, said that the Trail presents a fun and social way for Council to encourage sustainability through reuse and repurposing, and help educate the community about taking responsibility for the waste we generate. “Garage Sale Trail provides a great way to meet your neighbours and connect with the broader community, whilst decluttering and raising money for yourself or for local causes.
“We’re really pleased to be involved in this grassroots event that, like the reuse movement, is growing year on year,” said Mayor Smith. “Green was identified as a key theme in our Community Strategic Plan, One Coast, and the Trail is just another way that Council is delivering on this promise to our region by educating our community about environmental sustainability and conservation and protection of our natural assets,” she added.
Last year the average household sale made $370, with sellers and shoppers connecting with an average of 50 people from their local area. Sellers are encouraged to think of a creative and attention-grabbing name for their sale to encourage shoppers to see what they have to offer. Registrations are open now, and the first 1,250 sellers to register, will receive a free seller pack, with posters, price tags and more, to help maximise their sales success. For more info on how to get involved in this year’s Garage Sale Trail, visit Council’s website.
Source: Media release, Aug 17 Central Coast Council Media