One person’s trash is another person’s treasure!
Give your pre-loved items another life by holding a garage sale, dropping off reusable items for free at Trendy Trash or donating items to your local charity store. Reusing, up cycling or repurposing items means that it doesn’t end up in landfill and that’s a win for everyone.
Garage Sale Trail
Garage Sale Trail is a national day of buying, selling, reusing and meeting the locals. Garage Sale Trail is for households, community groups, schools, charities, makers and creators; absolutely everyone can get involved!
The event encourages thousands around the country to hold a garage sale on one particular day of the year. It works to encourage Aussies to get out and about in their communities, offers an opportunity to score a bargain, and aims to reduce the number of pre-loved items ending up in our landfills. In 2015, 24 garage sales registered for the trail. Together these sales saw more than 5,000 pre-loved items put up for sale. This also means around 144 shopping trolleys worth of goods were redistributed locally, rather than ending up in our local landfill.
Quality second-hand items at bargain prices are available from Trendy Trash. The Trendy Trash store is located at the Waste Management Facility at Lakes Creek Road and opens from 8am Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Closed Christmas Day.
You can also drop off pre-loved household items including clothing, furniture and bric-a-brac for free at the drop off area. If it is in reusable condition, make sure it gets a second chance! Acceptance is at the discretion of Trendy Trash staff.
Support your local charity store by picking up some donated goods. Maybe instead of throwing your pre-loved item to landfill, someone else could use it and you could donate it instead.