City of Stirling one of 10 councils nationwide to be honoured by national Garage Sale Trail initiative

Franco La Guidara (Workpower), Stirling Mayor Mark Irwin, Peter May (Workpower) and waste education officer Anna Budde at the Tip Shop.
Franco La Guidara (Workpower), Stirling Mayor Mark Irwin, Peter May (Workpower) and waste education officer Anna Budde at the Tip Shop.

STIRLING was one of 10 Australian local governments to be recognised by the national Garage Sale Trail initiative.

The City won a Garage Sale Trail Government Award of Excellence for its local events held last October to promote reuse.

Balcatta Recycling Centre’s Tip Shop, run by Workpower, offered bargains across the weekend and the City’s six libraries held book sales with surplus stock.

Mayor Mark Irwin said the program encouraged people to rethink what they might throw away and the City had been involved since 2013.

“The program is a great fit for the City, as it’s all about reducing waste and reusing and recycling those things you don’t need,” he said.

“The Garage Trail Sale just gets more popular each year, and that’s great news for the environment as so many unwanted items go on to find a new home.

“On a local level, it’s cutting back on the amount of waste that might normally go to landfill and helping bring more people into the City’s Tip Shop and libraries.”

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