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Whyalla Joins National Garage Sale Trail

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Residents of Whyalla are encouraged to put their second hand items up for sale at the annual Garage Sale Trail in October.

It’s Australia’s biggest community and sustainability event aimed at reducing waste and the overall impact of rubbish on the planet.

Whyalla households, schools and community groups are set to join over 400,000 people across the country on 19 and 20 October as a part of the ninth annual event.

City of Whyalla Events and Tourism Officer, Rebecca Neilson said that the Garage Sale Trail presents a fun and social way for Council to encourage reuse.

“At the end of the day we need to learn as a society to take responsibility for the waste we create,” Rebecca said.

“Garage Sale Trail provides a way to meet your neighbours and connect with the broader community whilst also decluttering and raising money for yourself or charity.  We're really pleased to be involved in this grass roots national event as reducing waste and bringing community together are priorities for both Council and residents.”

 Last year on average:

  • Household garage sales made $309
  • Participants connected with 46 local people
  • More than 500kgs of stuff was sold and re-distributed at each garage sale

The event will help educate the community about the impact we can all make when we buy second hand.

 Host a sale or shop the Trail, click here.

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