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Save the planet and make some cash on the Garage Sale Trail

Issued: 
October 13, 2020

Looking for a fun way to help save the planet and pocket some cash?  Registrations are open now for the Garage Sale Trail – the nation’s biggest weekend of garage sales.

Garage Sale Trail is coming to Wellington Shire towns on 21 and 22 November.

Now in its 10th year, Garage Sale Trail is the nation’s biggest community and sustainability event. Some 400,000 Australians took part in the Garage Sale Trail last year, buying and selling pre-loved items at over 16,000 garage sale events. That meant more than 2 million items were saved from going to landfill.

“Garage Sale Trail offers a fun way to declutter, safely connect with people in across Wellington Shire, and make some extra money at a time when many families and businesses are doing it tough,” said Chris Hastie, General Manager of Built and Natural Environment at Wellington Shire Council.

“It’s a great initiative that encourages reuse of items and reduces waste going to landfill. I encourage everyone to get involved.”

This year, sellers can set up virtual garage sales or take part safely in physical sales.

Garage Sale Trail will provide guidelines to ensure COVID-19 restrictions and safety precautions are in place. Sellers will also be sent tips and marketing materials.

Registrations are open to households, schools, community groups and anyone else who wants to join communities in their neighbourhood and or online for this weekend of money-making, planet-saving fun.

While waiting for the big Garage Sale Trail weekend, Wellington residents can attend an online masterclass to help them reduce, reuse and recycle. Thanks to Wellington Shire Council, Garage Sale Trail classes are free. Book at bit.ly/WellingtonClasses.

Registration for the Garage Sale Trail is free and open now at garagesaletrail.com.au.

For more information on Garage Sale Trail in Wellington Shire, call Wellington Shire Council's sustainability and education officer on 1300 366 244.

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