Get ready to choose your own planet-saving adventure in November when Australia’s biggest festival of pre-loved stuff returns to the Bega Valley and Eurobodalla.
The Garage Sale Trail 2022 will take place over two weekends from November 12 to 20.
Bega Valley Council’s Waste Education Officer, Rebecca Bruce said the event is a fun way for people to connect, make some money on the side and stop valuable resources going to landfill.
“Keeping stuff in use for as long as we can by buying and selling at a garage sale makes sense for the planet and cents for people selling their old gear,” Ms Bruce said.
“It’s the circular economy in action and it’s something everyone on the South Coast can get behind,” she said.
Every sale keeps products in use and away from landfill, making it a win-win for new owners of retro stuff, old owners with cash in their pocket and the environment.
“The great thing about the Garage Sale Trail is there are so many ways to buy and sell. As a buyer you can plan a visit to different sales in your area, including ReUse shops at your local tip or any local markets that are on over the two weekends,” Ms Bruce said.
“As a seller you can connect with neighbours and run a street sale, you can fundraise for a great cause and you can even run an online garage sale through one of your social media accounts,” she said.
To get started or for more information, locals can simply visit the Garage Sale Trail website and register an event for free.
“The Garage Sale Trail offers heaps of advice and resources for people registering on their website—from free PayPal QR codes for cashless shopping, to an online stylish thrift workshop from Annabel Crabb,” Ms Bruce said.
Opening hours of ReUse shops at the Merimbula, Eden, Bermagui, Candelo and Wallagoot Waste Transfer Stations can be found on Council’s website or the Bega Valley Waste App.
Photograph: Swing by one of Council’s ReUse shops during the 2022 Garage Sale Trail.
Image: Bega Valley Shire Council