Charters Towers locals urged to choose to reuse

Towers garage sale trail kicks off

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Registrations are now open for this year's Garage Sale Trail, urging locals to think sustainably.

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Charters Towers residents are encouraged to register to be a part of Australia's largest sustainability and community festival, The Garage Sale Trail.

Joining a nationwide festival of pre-loved stuff, this year's Sale Trail has been remodelled to cater for COVID-19, and will take place over two weekends; November 13-14 and November 20-21.

Councillor Alan Barr, whose portfolio includes waste management, said the festival encourages residents to sell, shop and learn about the circular economy.

"It's a win-win for our environment and residents' pockets," he said.

"A circular economy means stuff is kept in use for as long as possible, delivering the highest value it can, for as long as it can.

"Last year's event saw close to $11,000 change hands in the Charters Towers Region and we are hoping for an even bigger turnout this year."

The 2020 Garage Sale Trail had saved close to a tonne of items from becoming landfill.

Mr Barr said more than 770 locals participated in last years event as either shoppers, sellers or took part in the free online classes.

"Over 14,000 second-hand items were put up for sale locally and the average household made around $680," he said.

"Residents who want to declutter are encouraged to register and potentially earn a few dollars for their unwanted items, while also saving it from going to the local landfill."

With registrations now open, residents can go to the website to register a sale or shop the trail.

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