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Join the reuse movement

Snowy Valleys Council residents, community groups, schools and businesses are showing their support for the reuse movement this October 22 by taking part in the rapidly growing national community and sustainability event, Garage Sale Trail.

Administrator Paul Sullivan has confirmed that there are already eleven sales registered, from Rosewood to Adelong.

“I’m encouraging everyone who is having a spring clean out to register their garage sale on the trail. It’s free and besides that, it’s a simple act to help reduce waste that could potentially end up in landfill,” he said.

A fun way to declutter, meet people from the local area and uncover some unique bargains, Garage Sale Trail is now in its sixth year and sees people across Australia hosting thousands of garage sales on one big day.

This year, it’s expected there will be over 10,000 garage sales representing over 2.5 million items and hundreds of thousands of Australians taking part on the day.

By participating locally, Mr Sullivan hopes that sellers and shoppers will rethink what they waste and ultimately send to landfill.

“The Garage Sale Trail’s reuse message is an important one – passing on what you don’t want to someone who does want it is a fantastic form of sustainability.”

Garage sale sellers who, at the end of the day, find themselves with quality unsold items are encouraged to utilise the various charity shops in the council area and the Tumut Re-Use Shop located at the Tumut Waste and Recycling Centre.

Garage Sale Trail was founded in 2010 and has grown from one event in Bondi Beach to a national program powered by over 150 local councils.

The Garage Sale Trail is happening in the Snowy Valleys Council and right across the country on Saturday October 22.

Register your garage sale for free or see what’s for sale in your area at garagesaletrail.com.au