City of Joondalup gets behind Garage Sale Trail

Garage Sale Trail co-founder Andrew Valder and Joondalup Mayor Albert Jacob.
Garage Sale Trail co-founder Andrew Valder and Joondalup Mayor Albert Jacob.

THE City of Joondalup is getting behind the search for trailblazers to take part in this year’s Garage Sale Trail.

Promoting the message of ‘choose to reuse’, the annual weekend of co-ordinated garage sales throughout the country allows participants to get rid of unwanted goods and reduce the amount of waste going to landfill.

This year’s trail will be held from October 20 to 21 and it is estimated more than 15,000 garage sales will be held over the two days with 1.5 million items for sale and 400,000 shoppers and sellers.

Last year, the average household made more than $300, while community groups raised an average of $650 and schools made $1500.

Joondalup Mayor Albert Jacob has issued a call to arms to local residents to support the event, encouraging residents, schools, community groups, charities and businesses to register at www.garagesaletrail.com.au.

“It would be great to see Joondalup top the leaderboard for the most garage sales in a local government area across Perth during the 2018 campaign but we need the support of our community to make it happen,” he said.