Heathridge: items are ready for Garage Sale Trail


Rob Woodcott, Julie Andrews, Karyn West and Rosalea Woodcott.
Picture: Martin Kennealey www.communitypix.com.au          d459216.
Rob Woodcott, Julie Andrews, Karyn West and Rosalea Woodcott. Picture: Martin Kennealey www.communitypix.com.au        d459216.

THE Garage Sale Trail is back for another year and Heathridge’s Karyn West is stacking old books and second-hand goods in readiness.

The October 22 event will be the second consecutive year Karyn has taken part with colleagues from the Heathridge Residents’ Association. She said her house was already “looking like a junkyard” as the group began to collect goods.

The association’s sale last year generated plenty of interest with their “nothing over $5” and “make us an offer” promotions. They also donated the leftover items from the day to the Grandparents Rearing Grandchildren organisation, which was running its own charity event the following day.

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The City of Joondalup is again urging residents to show their support for the event that involves garage sales throughout the country on the same day.

More than 2550 City residents were involved last year as buyers or sellers.

Mayor Troy Pickard encouraged residents, schools, community groups, charities and businesses to get involved.

“Garage Sale Trail is all about making recycling and sustainability fun, connecting local communities and reducing the amount of waste making its way to landfill,” he said.

“The City is proud to support this free people-powered program that encourages the re-use and disposal of unwanted goods in a responsible and environmentally friendly manner and also provides a platform for making money, fundraising, socialising and being creative.”

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Sellers who register before September 25 will receive a free starter pack, with further resources available to sellers on the Garage Sale Trail website.

To register your sale, or to find one on the day, visit www.garagesailtrail.com.au.