Over 300 garage sales this weekend

Nab a bargain, explore the Coast or just have a yarn with the neighbours because the Central Coast Garage Sale Trail is back

Antique addicts, backyard connoisseurs , serious bargain hunters and the rest of the Central Coast are gearing up for the Coast’s ninth annual Garage Sale Trail, on the weekend of October 19- 20.

Central Coast Council is encouraging the community to get out and about to meet the neighbours and unearth some hidden treasure as they follow the trail, with more than 300 garage sales (among the highest number of sales in the state) registered across the Coast.

Mayor Lisa Matthews said the award-winning sustainability community event was a fun and social way to promote reuse, reduce waste to landfill and enable fundraising. “It is great to see so many of our residents embracing this opportunity to turn trash into treasure and make a positive impact on the environment, ” Mayor Matthews said.

“We are expecting thousands of shoppers to hit the streets in search of a bargain and there will be plenty up for grabs with more than 40,000 items listed for sale. “Whether you are after clothes, kitchenware, bric-abrac or even something a bit out of the ordinary, the Garage Sale Trail is the perfect place to find pre-loved treasures, ” she added.

Council Unit Manager, Waste Services and Business Development, Andrew Pearce, said it was not too late for sellers to register their garage sale.

“Residents can register sales right up to the weekend, so if you have something in good condition that you are thinking of throwing out that could be sold instead, make sure you join this incredible community movement.

“Our community’s commitment to reuse means there is the opportunity for more than 50 tonnes of items to change hands this weekend rather than being sent to landfill, ” Pearce said.

Source: Media release, Oct 14 Central Coast Council Media