​Garage Sale Trail returns to the Hilltops Council region

Hilltops Council is once again taking part in Australia’s biggest community and sustainability event, holding their Garage Sale Trail on Saturday, October 20  through to Sunday, October 21.

Registrations are free and are now open for households, schools, community groups and anyone who is up for a day of fun.

The Garage Sale Trial is beneficial to you, the community and is good for our planet too.

In the Hilltops Region, households, schools and community groups are set to join over 400,000 people across the country on Saturday, October 20 and Sunday, October 21, as a part of the eighth annual Garage Sale Trail.

A multi award-winning community and sustainability event, the Garage Sale Trail is powered by over 140 local councils nation-wide.

It is expected that this year’s weekend long event will involve more Australians than ever before, who will choose to reuse at over 15,000 garage sale events to be held across the country.

Mayor Brian Ingram believes that Garage Sale Trail presents a fun and social way to encourage reuse and help educate the community about why we all need take responsibility for the waste we generate.

“Garage Sale Trail also provides a way to meet your neighbours and connect with the broader community whilst de-cluttering and raising money for yourself or local causes. 

“We're really pleased to be involved in this grass roots event that, like the reuse movement, is growing year on year,” Mayor Brian Ingram said.

Platform organisers project that 1.5+ million items will be listed for sale and reuse.

Last year the average household sale made $370 via the day.

Participants connected with 50 local people and redistributed 250kgs of unwanted goods.

“We ask sellers to name their sale which is a bit of fun and adds a little colour to their garage sale event,” Garage Sale Trail Co-Founder, Darryl Nichols said.

“Some past examples include The Almost Deceased Estate, It’s a Divorce, Garage Sale of the Century and The Only Lionel Vinyl Sale.”

The first 1,250 sellers who register before Monday, September 10, will receive a free seller’s pack, which will include posters, price tags and more items to help maximize the success of your garage sales for future endeavors.

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