Sell your junk at Gladstone's biggest garage sale

GLADSTONE's biggest garage sale event will kick off in October, after the council decided to support the Garage Sale Trail for the second year.

The Garage Sale Trail was established in Bondi in 2010 and has steadily grown in popularity with the support of more than 130 Councils, state government departments and agencies across Australia.

"The event aims to create positive social, economic and environmental change urging communities to participate and host garage sales on the same day," Gladstone region mayor Gail Sellers said.

"The concept encourages communities to connect, redistribute items no longer needed, reduce the amount of waste contributed to landfill and reuse or recycle." 

Cr Sellers said the Garage Sale Trail helped promote garage sales held by individuals, community groups, schools, sporting groups and charities selling their unwanted goods.

"The Garage Sale Trail connects buyers with sellers by using digital technology to pin-point the location of registered garage sales within communities.

This year's event is scheduled for Saturday, October 24 and residents interested in selling items can soon register on the Garage Sale Trail website, list key sale items and upload photos of their big ticket items.

Participants selling items are provided with tips about promoting their garage sales and are also offered information on available options for unsold items. 

Buyers use a mobile phone to search for nearby sales and create a personalised 'treasure trail' to plot and follow the region's Garage Sale Trail.

"The initiative makes it easy for communities to participate with benefits for buyers, sellers and the environment," Cr Sellers said.

Registrations for the Garage Sale Trail open on Monday, August 10 here

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