THE Garage Sale Trail is about to roll into town.
The saying ‘one person’s trash is another person’s treasure’ is the motto for the nation-wide sustainability initiative, the Garage Sale Trail, which is about to take over garages all over the city.
The sale trail invites residents to go online and register their home, school or community group’s garage sale on the trail.
Buyers can then go online and see where the registered garage sales are in Bendigo and then they can develop their own bargain-hunting trail.
The City of Greater Bendigo decided to join the growing initiative in a bid to help residents de-clutter their homes, and help raise awareness of the importance of keeping unwanted items out of landfill.
ABC radio’s Jonathan Ridnell said the Garage Sale Trail began in Bondi four years ago, with more than $3 million raised.
Mayor Lisa Ruffell said hosting a garage sale was a great way of making waste work in your favour.
“Spring is just around the corner, so why not roll up your sleeves and get to work on cleaning out the cupboards or the kid’s toy box and have your waste earn you some dollars,” she said.
“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.”
Eaglehawk Recycle Centre manager Peter Buck said items which failed to sell on the day of the garage sale could be dropped off at the centre.
The Garage Sale Trail will be held across Australia on October 26.
For more information about the event visit www.garagesaletrail.com.au