Busselton Garage Sale Trail gathers momentum

Members of Busselton Men's Shed participating in the Garage Sale Trail back in 2016. Photo: Busselton-Dunsborough Mail.
Members of Busselton Men's Shed participating in the Garage Sale Trail back in 2016. Photo: Busselton-Dunsborough Mail.

More than 100 Busselton residents and community groups have registered to open their doors and share their pre-loved treasure as part of the ninth annual Garage Sale Trail next weekend, October 19-20.

The national initiative is expected to draw more than 400,000 people across Australia this year and shed light on the importance of diverting waste from landfill and the impact of consumption on the environment.

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City of Busselton mayor Grant Henley encouraged the community to get involved and do their bit for the environment.

"Selling items you no longer need at a Garage Sale Trail is a great way to do your bit for the environment, while meeting members of your local community at the same time," he said.

"With thousands of items for sale, you never know what you'll find."

The latest Secondhand Economy Report, produced by online marketplace Gumtree, found 89 per cent of Australians have possessions they no longer want or need and 33 per cent admitted to disposing of unwanted items.

According to the report, nationally, the unwanted items are valued at more than $43 billion.

Garage sales galore: The City of Busselton is set to be buzzing next weekend, with more than 100 residents and organisations having registered for this year's Garage Sale Trail. Photo: Supplied.

Garage sales galore: The City of Busselton is set to be buzzing next weekend, with more than 100 residents and organisations having registered for this year's Garage Sale Trail. Photo: Supplied.

With so many people across Australia getting involved in this year's Garage Sale Trail, Garage Sale Trail co-founder Andrew Valder said there was a wealth of weird and wonderful things for sale.

Since the inception of the not-for-profit enterprise in Bondi in 2010, the program has gained momentum nationally.

To check out where the sales in Busselton will be, visit www.garagesaletrail.com.au/City-of-Busselton

To register, visit www.garagesaletrail.com.au