CITY of Wanneroo residents have decluttered homes following the City’s inaugural participation in Garage Sale Trail on October 22.
The initiative aimed to encourage residents to think creatively about how they could reuse pre-loved items that might have otherwise been put out for waste collection and possibly ended up in landfill.
During the event, there were 127 individual garage sales held in the City with nearly 57,000 items listed for sale and another 200 stalls at the Wanneroo Showground Special Swap Meet.
Mayor Tracey Roberts said the City finished in the top two councils for number of garage sales per capita and in the top 10 nationwide.
“We are thrilled at just how successful the day was, particularly because it was the City’s first time participating in the event,” she said.
“I would like to thank the community for getting behind such an amazing cause that brings everyone together and raises awareness for recycling.
“Holding a garage sale is a wonderful way to get to know your neighbours and promote connected communities.
“We hope residents will continue to support this national campaign that makes a positive change for our environment.”
Sales generated about $48,000 locally including funds raised for charitable causes.
The City plans to support the 2017 Garage Sale Trail, which will be on October 21.