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Follow the sale trail

Bargain hunters are encouraged to follow the trail to find their treasure as part of this year’s Garage Sale Trail on Saturday, October 22.

Households, schools and community groups in the Snowy Valleys Council are taking part in Australia’s largest reuse and community event, Garage Sale Trail.

Administrator Paul Sullivan has welcomed Council’s commitment to reducing landfill by putting Snowy Valleys Council on the Garage Sale Trail map.

“The Garage Sale Trail gives our residents the opportunity to see good things reused at bargain prices. It’s a great way for community groups, local schools and charities to fundraise, with past experience nationally showing groups can make an average $735 – $2000 on the day,” Mr Sullivan said.

“Whether you are buying or selling, there is guaranteed to be something everyone. Someone’s trash is another’s treasure.

“Best of all, unsold items can be donated to the ReUse Shop at the Tumut Waste and Recycling Centre or any number of charity bins and stores throughout the council area,” he said.

Participation in the Garage Sale Trail initiative is part of Council’s Waste Management strategy and community education program to encourage recycling, reuse and less landfill.

“It’s still not too late to register a sale on the trail,” Mr Sullivan said.

“To make the event a success, we are asking community groups, local businesses, schools and residents to get involved and join over 350,000 participants selling and shopping right across Australia on one big day.”

Sellers and shoppers can register for free to join in the national one-day event.

Bargain hunters can plan their day by creating their own trail map on the garagesaletrail.com.au website.