Bargains on Garage Sale Trail

Walliston Transfer Station’s Peter Amann, Matt Silvester and Stuart Edwards prepare for the Garage Sale Trail. Picture: David Baylis         www.communitypix.com.au   d444368
Walliston Transfer Station’s Peter Amann, Matt Silvester and Stuart Edwards prepare for the Garage Sale Trail. Picture: David Baylis        www.communitypix.com.au d444368

STAFF at Walliston Transfer Station are busy separating trash from treasure ahead of the Garage Sale Trail this month.

The Shire of Kalamunda is participating in this year’s event on October 24, collecting a range of unwanted goods from the station to sell to interested buyers.

Local councils, along with households, schools and community groups, will host about 10,000 garage sales as part of the national campaign to encourage reuse and recycling.

“Garage Sale Trail helps people to think creatively about how we can reuse items that might otherwise be put out for waste collection and possibly end up in landfill,” Shire President Sue Bilich said.

“(It) is a fun and social way to get to know your neighbours and connect with the broader community while raising money for yourself or others.

“It’s a grassroots event that has swept across the country, so we’re pleased to be a part of something bigger that’s making some positive change.”

People can donate unwanted items that are in a clean condition to the station by October 23 to be sold at the event.

Cr Bilich said it would be a fun day of buying and selling.

“Who knows what treasures you might come across,” she said.

“A highlight is sure to be the sale on at the Walliston Transfer Station, which is really ringing true that old saying ‘one man’s trash truly is another man – or woman’s – treasure’.”