City of Wanneroo residents urged to join Garage Sale Trail

Wanneroo councillors Dot Newton, Sonet Coetzee, waste education officer Emma Baker, Lewis Flood, Mayor Tracey Roberts, Deputy Mayor Nat Sangalli, Samantha Fenn, Linda Aitkin and Frank Cvitan.  Picture: Martin Kennealey d487313
Wanneroo councillors Dot Newton, Sonet Coetzee, waste education officer Emma Baker, Lewis Flood, Mayor Tracey Roberts, Deputy Mayor Nat Sangalli, Samantha Fenn, Linda Aitkin and Frank Cvitan. Picture: Martin Kennealey d487313

PEOPLE are encouraged to register to host a garage sale during Australia’s biggest community sustainability event, which will take place on October 20 and 21.

Mayor Tracey Roberts is encouraging City of Wanneroo residents to ‘choose to re-use’ and be part of the annual Garage Sale Trail.

“According to The Australia Institute, 88 per cent of Australians have at least one cluttered room in their home,” she said.

“What better way of de-cluttering than hosting your own sale.

“You don’t have to leave home, you will get to connect with people in your neighbourhood, all while making a bit of pocket money.”

Last year, organisers revealed that the average garage sale sold nine shopping trolleys worth of items.

The latest findings from the Gumtree Second Hand Economy Report 2018 also showed the average Australian household had $4200 in unwanted items and 50 per cent admitted to throwing unwanted items away.

“Garage Sale Trail presents the perfect opportunity to not only reuse, but to realise the responsibility we have for the waste we generate,” Mrs Roberts said.

This will be the third year the City has been involved, joining more than 140 councils across the country.

In 2016, the City received the “Best newcomer award” and last year, there were 117 individual sales and seven group sales registered locally with almost 5500 people engaging in those sales.

Register to host a sale or shop the trail at garagesaletrail.com.au .