Garage Sale Trail success

News Update 25 October 2016

City of South Perth households, schools and community groups were among hundreds of thousands of people across the country who took part in the national reuse, community and sustainable living event, Garage Sale Trail on Saturday 22 October.

This was the second year the City took part, with 60 sales registered to households and community groups throughout the City including the Manning Men’s Shed and South Perth Aboriginal community group Moorditj Keila.

Born in 2010, Garage Sale Trail has grown from a grassroots event to a program powered by over 150 councils nationally.

By organising communities around Australia to host and shop at garage sales on one big day, Garage Sale Trail aims to encourage reuse, unite communities, create awareness around the issues of illegal dumping, provide a platform for fundraising and inspire creativity.

Last year saw 350,000 participants get involved with almost 3 million items listed for sale at over 13,000 garage sales across the country. On the day, the average household sale made $300, while group sales made $650. A massive 75% of participants said that taking part in the event changed their perception of waste and what they could reuse.

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