City of Swan Mayor Mick Wainwright said the City co-ordinates local community groups to run the events, which involve suburb-wide garage sales, on successive weekends.
“The Suburb Sales attract people to the region from all over the metropolitan area and can make a garage sale much more successful than if it were held on its own,” he said.
“Supporting Suburb Sales is a great way to increase social cohesion in our local neighbourhoods while reducing the amount of items going to landfill – one man’s trash is another man’s treasure.”
Cr Wainwright said the program had been enhanced by support from local businesses.
“We are very pleased to have Storage King Midland and Perth Airport Facilities, Minuteman Press and the Midland Reporter continuing their sponsorship and to welcome new sponsor First National Real Estate,” he said.
“By having local businesses come on board, this program becomes self-sustaining and this is a great reward for the many community group members who put time into the program each year.
“It’s another avenue to see goods that are no longer wanted in one household being reused, rather than put out for verge collections, and can provide some good pocket money for the families hosting sales.
“Sellers can donate any leftover goods to People Who Care, who will use them to assist local people in need and any unsold bicycles can be donated to Bicycles for Humanity to support regional Aboriginal and international communities.”
The autumn season includes Suburb Sales in Stratton in Jane Brook on March 20 and Swan View on March 27. All garage sales registered are open from 8am to 2pm.
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