Lockyer Valley Regional Council has partnered with Garage Sale Trail for the tenth annual Garage Sale Trail event weekend which will take place across the country on Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 November.
Households, schools, community groups and local businesses in the Lockyer Valley can take part in-person by hosting or visiting a sale; and for the first time ever, they can also take part online in virtual garage sales.
Lockyer Valley Deputy Mayor and Community Facilities and Waste Portfolio Councillor Jason Cook said the trail was powered by Councils across Australia who were dedicated to helping their communities economically recover and reduce waste through the sale of secondhand goods.
"Garage Sale Trail is a great opportunity for people to connect with their community, have lots of fun and make some extra pocket money.
"We are thrilled to be involved with the initiative and encourage everyone in the community to register – with many of us still at home this is an excellent opportunity to declutter and rehome those things we don't need anymore," Cr Cook said.
The online element of the initiative will not only work to keep people safe during the pandemic but also assist sellers in finding the perfect match for their pre-loved items – no matter their location.
For those hosting or shopping at physical sales, Garage Sale Trail will provide guidelines to ensure COVID-19 restrictions and safety precautions are in place.
Sale hosts will also receive tips and tricks, as well as marketing material to help achieve the best result.
Garage Sale Trail Co-Founder Andrew Valder said organisers projected more than two-million items will be listed for sale and diverted from landfill over the Garage Sale Trail weekend.
"Despite our focus rightly being shifted towards the pandemic, the issue of waste hasn't gone away.
"In fact, COVID-19 has clearly demonstrated our impact on the planet as well as proven that with a little teamwork, we can achieve great things," he said.
Garage Sale Trail is part of Lockyer Valley Regional Council's commitment to reducing landfill and supporting residents to reuse and reduce waste at home.
To host a sale or shop the Trail you can register for free at www.garagesaletrail.com.au/lockyer-valley