Burdekin Shire joins world’s biggest garage sale

Burdekin residents, schools and community groups are for the first time set to join hundreds of thousands people across the country for the fifth annual Garage Sale.

The Garage Sale Trail will be held on Saturday, October 24, and is powered by more than 150 local government bodies and it is expected there will be more than 10,000 garage sales held across the nation.

Mayor Bill Lowis has welcomed the involvement of the Burdekin Shire Council and the unique opportunity to promote reuse and community building in a fun and creative way.

“We are proud to be actively involved in bringing this national initiative to our residents,” he said.

“Garage Sale Trail helps people think creatively about how we can reuse items that might otherwise be put out for waste collection and possibly end up in landfill.

“The event aims to promote reuse, reduce waste to landfill, create awareness about illegal dumping, unite communities, and stimulate local economies.

“It’s a great way to get to know your neighbours and connect with the broader community whilst raising money for yourself or others.

“It’s a grassroots event that has swept across the country and we’re pleased to be a part of it.”

If you, your business, organisation or school want to take part in this free event please register via www.garagesaletrail.com.au.

Registration is free and includes a seller webpage that can be personalised by naming the garage sale and listing items that will be for sale on the day. There are also tips and tools available to help sellers promote their sales locally. Those registering before September 25 will receive a seller’s pack with lots of goodies to ensure a successful garage sale.

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