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Second Hand Saturday is on again this year on Saturday 23 September. With over 1,000 garage sales as part of last year's event, it's the North Coast’s biggest coordinated garage sale day of the year. An optional 'leftovers' day will also be held on Saturday 30 September so you have double the chance to sell your stuff.
With millions of tonnes of waste being sent to landfill by Australian households each year, the humble garage sale is about much more than just earning cash or finding a second-hand bargain. Holding a garage sale is an easy way to reduce landfill and avoid a trip to the tip. Let’s lead the way on reuse and recycling across the North Coast!
It’s free to register to hold a garage sale. Both individuals and organisations are welcome. It’s a great opportunity for local clubs to hold a giant fundraising garage sale or for neighbours to get together for a huge street sale. It’s up to your imagination! One thing’s for sure, there’s a great sense of community spirit on the day with plenty of people out and about visiting the sales.
Just register online and your garage sale will be promoted for free in local newspapers, online and in the popular Second Hand Saturday app. It’s as simple as that! You’ll also be able to pick up a free garage sale sign from Council in the weeks leading up to the big day.
"Thank you for organising this great event! We sold a lot, but we really enjoyed the social aspect and meeting different people."
"The unified approach and the brilliant and colourful advertising made me feel like I was part of something special. It was
great to be spreading the reuse message and promoting less waste to landfill."
"We got rid of a lot of stuff and there were plenty of people out looking at all the garage sales."
Register your garage sale now at www.secondhandsaturday.com.au or by phoning Council customer services. To keep up to date follow Second Hand Saturday on Facebook.
Second Hand Saturday is coordinated by North East Waste on behalf of its member north coast Councils, funded by the NSW EPA's Waste Less Recycle More initiative through the waste levy.