City of Rockingham encouraging Garage Sale Trail participation


Baldivis residents Ian Baulch and Rachel Triffett.
Baldivis residents Ian Baulch and Rachel Triffett.

CITY of Rockingham residents are being encouraged to re-use their unwanted items and take part in the national Garage Sale Trail on October 22.

Registrations are now open for the annual community and sustainability event in which people across Australia host over 10,000 garage sales on one big day.

The City of Rockingham is getting involved again this year after a popular response to its first Garage Sale Trail in 2015 where more than 105 individual and five group sales were held.

Mayor Barry Sammels said the initiative was important in reducing waste heading to landfill as well as helping residents score a bargain. “People in the City of Rockingham have a strong ‘buy and sell’ culture,” he said.

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“What some don’t realise is that giving second-hand goods a new home can help to reduce waste that would otherwise go to landfill. The Garage Sale Trail is a unique event that provides a fun way to de-clutter, meet people from the local area and uncover some amazing bargains.

“Garage Sale Trail’s re-use message is an important one – passing on what you don’t want to someone who does want it is a fantastic form of sustainability.”

The Mary Davies Library and Community Centre will host a Pop-Up Garage Sale from 9am-12pm on Saturday, October 22.

Visitors can browse the stalls, see recycled fashion parades or participate in a number of re-use activities and workshops for adults and children.

Visit www.garagesaletrail.com.au to register your own garage sale or to register for a stall at the City’s Pop-Up Garage Sale.

You can also find out what is for sale in your local area.

Registration is free and is open to households, organisations, business and schools.

A limited amount of sellers’ packs are available so get in early.