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Garage Sale

Mar 5, 2020, 09:20 AM

The Garage Sale Trail weekend will take place in  November 2022.

Pre-register for the 2022 Garage Sale Trail!

The Garage Sale Trail is Australia’s biggest weekend of reuse and community with over 10,000 garage sales, two (2) million items listed for sale and over 350,000 sellers and shoppers taking part across the nation.

The event is about encouraging us all to reuse the stuff we no longer want and get to know our community better. We all know that recycling is great but reusing stuff you no longer want is even better. It extends the value of the stuff we buy and takes pressure off the planet’s precious resources.

What is the Garage Sale Trail?

The Garage Trail Sale is Australia’s largest sustainability and re-use event which aims to build community spirit and encourage the diversion of waste from landfill. Now in its seventh year, the Garage Sale Trail, is a free, council powered day of garage sales that attracts over 300,000 bargain-loving shoppers nationally with over two (2) million pre-loved items up for sale.

How does it work?

The Garage Sale Trail is a free program which enables community members to participate by hosting a garage sale or attending one. Residents can attend a garage sale by visiting the Garage Trail Sale website to search for registered garage sales in their local area they can visit.

Residents can host garage sales by registering their garage sale on the Garage Sale Trail website which is then promoted via the website and the smart phone app. Residents wishing to participate in the Garage Sale Trail can register their own garage sale by visiting the Garage Sale Trail website.

Will the City host its own events?

No. The City of Kalamunda will not be hosting a Garage Sale Trail event at Walliston Transfer Station as the Second Chance Reuse shop is now open all year. 

Opened in March 2022, the City reuse shop is managed by Workpower, a WA disability service provider, your donations and purchases will support people with disability in employment and in the community.

What are the benefits of Participating?

The benefits of participating in the Garage Sale Trail include:

  • Reducing waste going to landfill
  • Promoting re-use of goods
  • Building community spirit
  • Stimulation of local economy
  • Generating funds for local charities and community groups

Who can get involved?

Anyone and everyone!

  • residents
  • community groups
  • schools
  • charities and not for profit organisations
  • libraries
  • local business
  • religious and cultural institutions
  • sporting clubs.

What can I do with leftover items I don’t sell? Are the items of any value?

Consider selling them on sites such as eBay, gumtree, freecycle.org, or Facebook buy, sell, and swap groups.

  • Store items for next year’s garage sale or host your own garage sale.
  • Donate items to charity shops.
  • Dispose of E-waste for free (residents only) at Walliston Transfer Station.
  • For items in good condition, bring them to the Walliston Transfer Station for the City's reuse shop, Second Chance
  • If you have exhausted all options. Order a general waste skip bin or dispose of them at Walliston Transfer Station.
Items accepted :
  • books
  • Clothes
  • Furniture
  • garden items
  • glass
  • household items
  • kitchenware
  • magazines
  • newspapers
  • pans
  • plants
  • pots
  • toys
Two City staff holding items and a Garage Sale Trail sign for the Walliston Transfer Station Garage Sale
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