Put secondhand first: Council partners with Garage Sale Trail

Wagga Wagga residents can choose their own adventure to save the planet when the Garage Sale Trail takes place over four weekends from October 29 to November 20.

Made possible locally by the NSW Environmental Protection Agency and Wagga Wagga City Council, the festival encourages residents to sell, shop and learn about the circular economy.

Being a part of the Garage Sale Trail makes running a garage sale easy, said Christina Reed, the council’s environmental education officer.

“This event is a fun way for residents to connect and stop the good stuff from going to landfill or dumping it illegally,” Ms Reed said.

“Our partnership with the Garage Sale Trail allows anyone in their local government area to register their sale, get ideas and advice from garage sale professionals, and be part of a nationwide movement that is making a huge impact.

“The partnership is important to the council’s environment and sustainability team because it encourages community-supported circular economy education and aims to get residents to think about consumption differently.

“This includes reusing, repairing, rehydrating items, keeping items out of landfill, and maximizing the value of all the energy and resources that go into making the things we buy.

“It’s the circular economy at work and it’s something all Wagga Wagga residents can get behind.

“When we start putting the second hand first, the positive impacts on our environment are enormous.”

The partnership not only allows Wagga Wagga residents to sell and shop, but this year Wagga Wagga City Council is introducing the Wagga Wagga Education Trail Workshop Series from October 29 to November 5.

“Part of the Garage Sale, is a series of educational and inspiring online workshops that are all about sustainable fashion and renovations,” Ms Reed said.

“These workshops are hosted online using zoom in and out and are free for all Wagga Wagga residents.”

The Trail Tutorial series of workshops will help you be sustainable and stylish when dressing, living and renewing, hosted by The Living Room’s Barry Du Bois and ABC War on Waste’s Craig Reucassel.

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