Award-winning event Garage Sale Trail back in business across region

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Great Southern households can get ready to bag a bargain next month when the award-winning sustainability event Garage Sale Trail returns to the region.

The Albany and Denmark communities are set to join more than 400,000 people across the country on November 21 and 22 as residents are encouraged to put second-hand first.

For the 10th annual event, the Garage Sale Trail is themed the Recovery Edition, aiming to help communities on the road to economic recovery by encouraging people to save money through the resale and reuse of second-hand goods.

Albany residents will also have access to a series of free online fashion masterclasses called Trail Tutorials teaching them to style, mend and shop second-hand to minimise waste and save some cash.

Albany Mayor Dennis Wellington said the event was a fun, social weekend showcasing the benefits of buying and selling second-hand.

“Garage Sale Trail is a great opportunity for people to connect with their community, have lots of fun and make some extra money at a time when many people need it most,” he said.

“We are thrilled to be involved with this initiative once again and encourage people to register, declutter their homes, raise funds and save money while saving valuable resources from landfill.”

Shire of Denmark waste and reserves manager Bohdan Davies said the event would help commitments to reduce waste.

“Feedback from participants over previous years has proven that the event has made them feel more connected to the local community — something that this year, of all years, is so important,” he said.

Garage Sale Trail is driven by more than 115 councils across Australia.

More than two million items are projected to be listed for sale and diverted from landfill through an estimated 16,000 garage sales.

For those hosting or shopping at sales, Garage Sale Trail will provide guidelines to ensure COVID-19 restrictions are in place.

To register, visit

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