Rebecca Rosa said the group timed the sale to run the weekend prior to council’s bulk verge collection to keep useful resources in the system and out of landfill.
‘We thought having several homes in the area host a sale on the same day would encourage more people to make the trip to our area to have a look,’ she said
‘We decided that it was best timed with the verge collection to provide extra incentive for people to try and sell their items, rather than simply place them on the verge for potential disposal to landfill.’
Ten homes have signed up so far, with a further five close to registering and expressions of interest filtering in all the time.
One resident confirmed is Nicky Butler.
She said she signed up because she wanted to see her unwanted items rehomed.
‘We have items in perfectly good condition that we don’t use anymore for one reason or another,’ she said.
‘If someone else can use them, it reduces the amount that is sent to landfill.
‘I would encourage other people to join in with this community initiative as it’s the perfect time to have a spring clear out, dust off your unused items and let someone else put them to good use.’
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