Ipswich residents are gearing up this weekend to save over 4,500 kilograms of waste from local landfill, as council partners with Garage Sale Trail again this year to help turn residents’ trash into treasure.
Garage Sale Trail is Australia’s festival of pre-loved stuff, where residents can shop or sell their second-hand items.
Running across two weekends, 13 to 14 and 20 to 21 November, the festival is dedicated to helping you extend the life of your stuff and find the ultimate pre-loved gem.
Mayor Teresa Harding said it’s not too late to participate in Garage Sale Trail 2021.
“Council is committed to increasing our recycling of our city’s waste to 50 per cent by 2025, and this event is one way residents can get involved and help reduce landfill,” Mayor Harding said.
“This year’s event is due to be bigger and better than ever with 23 garage sales and stalls already registered.
“We already have over 1,000 Ipswich residents who are taking part in both weekends as either sellers or shoppers, and I would like to encourage more residents to jump on board and sell or shop the nearly 27,000 items already for sale in our city.
“Extending the life of an item of clothing by 9 months reduces its carbon, waste and water footprint by up to 30 percent, and that’s why events like these are so important to our community as we move toward a circular economy.
“If you want to register to hold a sale and earn some extra cash while also saving thousands of kilograms of waste from ending up in landfill, it’s not too late.”
Households, school community groups, local businesses, whole streets, and other groups can sign up to advertise their garage sale for free here.
To search for items in your area or find a Garage Sale Trail near you, click here.