The City of Subiaco's association with Garage Sale Trail culminated in a group garage sale, held at the Palms Community Centre on Saturday 25 October 2014.
The Garage Sale Trail is a national initiative where households and community groups all over Australia are encouraged to host a garage sale on an agreed day. The aim is to promote reuse and conduct waste education, reduce waste to landfill and draw attention to illegal dumping, build communities, provide a platform for fundraising, inspire creativity and stimulate local economies.
Approximately four hundred people attended the group sale, with books proving to be the most popular item for purchase. Predictably, toys were a favourite with the younger members of the crowd, and furniture was a highly desired category for the university students in attendance.
The group garage sale raised $479.35, which will be donated to Western Earth Carers, a waste minimisation organisation attached to the Weestern Metropolitan Regional Council and who were value aligned with the project. Western Earth Carers also conducted a recycling game on the day, as part of the successful City of Subiaco's Race around Subi.
For more information on Garage Sale Trail, visit the Garage Sale Trail website.