Great Southern join festival of pre-loved stuff

Published on Wednesday, 15 September 2021 at 3:34:27 PM

Great Southern residents are encouraged to join the Garage Sale Trail, Australia’s largest sustainability and community festival, when it returns bigger than ever in November 2021.

Garage Sale Trail will take place across the first three weekends in November, encouraging residents, schools and groups to join over 400,000 others nationwide in hosting or shopping the trail.

A series of online workshops will be delivered across the first weekend in November, followed by two weekends where residents can sell the items they no longer need or snag a guilt-free bargain.

Shire of Denmark Chief Executive Officer David Schober said the Shire was glad to be once again bringing the popular event to the region, encouraging locals to get involved.

“Our community here in Denmark and the wider Great Southern is passionate about the environment and getting behind reduce, reuse, recycle activities locally so the Garage Sale Trail is a very welcome event on our community calendar,” Mr Schober said.

“Now that registrations for the nation-wide event are open for 2021, we encourage our community to get behind the initiative and to sign up to take part.”

Alongside the Garage Sale Trail, Fossicker’s Tip Shop will be hosting a second-hand market on Sunday 21 November 2021.

City of Albany Coordinator Sustainability and Waste Strategy Julie Passmore said joining the second-hand market will be a fun way for schools, community groups and individuals to participate.

“This is a great opportunity for sellers to come together and collectively attract more shoppers, while having fun and being part of the circular economy,” she said.

“In a circular economy items are kept in use for as long as possible, making the most of the resources that go into making them.”

“It includes buying items built to last, caring for and repairing your things, and passing things on to someone else when you don’t need them anymore.”

To register a sale or shop the trail, head to Those interested in hosting a stall at the Fossicker’s second-hand market are encouraged to contact the City of Albany Waste team on 68203000.

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