Register now for Garage Sale Trail 2019

Monday, 19 August 2019

Garage Sale Trail is the nation’s biggest weekend of garage sales and one of Australia’s biggest community events.

Residents of the Inner West Council area have embraced the Garage Sale Trail which will be held on 19 and 20 October this year.

Residents are encouraged to declutter, reuse, meet the neighbours and earn some money by joining in the weekend of simultaneous garage sales which will be held across the Inner West by households, schools, community groups and other organisations.

Last year Council topped the NSW leaderboard with 415 sales or stalls. This year Council is aiming to increase that number to 500 as an official supporter of the event, encouraging the community to embrace the reuse and second-hand culture of the Inner West.

Last year 6,406 people took part in Garage Sale Trails in the Inner West either as a shopper or seller. There were 3,173 participating seller or shopper households.

Of the 415 sales or stalls, there were:

• 111 individual sales
• 14 group sales
• 290 stalls

Households made up the highest number of participants followed by apartments, streets, businesses and then schools.

Almost 10,000 items were sold or reused from the 63,282 items listed with an average of 40 items sold per seller, equating to 291 kilograms of items reused per sale.

The sales also help to raise general awareness of recycling with 82% of last year’s participants reporting that they are more conscious about waste and understanding their role in reducing it.

The key messages of Garage Sale Trail:

• Reusing items has a positive impact on the planet and our community
• Doing more to avoid and reduce the amount of waste we create
• Only items in good condition should be donated to charities

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