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Register now to be part of the Greater Bendigo Garage Sale Trail on November 21 & 22

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According to the saying one person’s trash is another’s treasure, so if you have items that you no longer need, are after something special for the pool room or you want to raise money for a club, charity or organisation you can join the Greater Bendigo Garage Sale Trail.

The Garage Sale Trail – a nation-wide sustainability initiative supported by more than 100 local governments is inviting residents to go online and register their home, school or community group’s garage sale on the Trail.  Potential buyers can also go online and see where the registered garage sales are taking place and develop their own trail to find a bargain.

This year the City of Greater Bendigo has joined the initiative to help residents de-clutter their homes, join in a social activity, help raise awareness of the importance of re-using items and keeping unwanted items out of landfill.

In 2019 an estimated 400,000 Australians got involved in the initiative by either selling items at a garage sale or shopping the trail for bargains and unique finds. 

City of Greater Bendigo Manager Resource Recovery and Education Brooke Pearce said hosting a Garage Sale or planning a trail was a great way to make your unwanted items work in your favour.

“The Garage Sale Trail is an opportunity to remind residents about the need to re-use or recycle their unwanted items wherever possible and also make a few dollars in the process,” Ms Pearce said.

“This year’s Garage Sale Trail will also feature ways to be involved online and in the real world by allowing people to host a sale at home, online or attend a reuse master class.

“We live in a consumer-driven society, but we often outgrow or no longer need much of what we buy, so the Garage Sale Trail is one way to offload some of those items.

“This is an initiative that encourages people to clear out their cupboards, the shed or the kid’s toy box and earn some dollars. It’s great because these items will all go to a new home and be reused.”

This year the Great Garage Sale Trail is being held across Australia on the weekend of November 21 and 22 and residents can register or find out more information by visiting www.garagesaletrail.com.au/Greater-Bendigo

All garage sales must be conducted in-line with current COVID-19 government advice to ensure the safety and wellbeing of everyone.

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