Choose to reuse and get on the Garage Sale Trail - RNY News

Choose to reuse and get on the Garage Sale Trail

August 27, 2019

Ryan Collins

Join 400,000 Australians who are putting secondhand first as part of of Australia’s biggest weekend of garage sales on October 19 and 20. You can host a sale or shop the Trail!   Now in its ninth year nationally, Garage Sale Trail continues to grow with over 16,000 garage sales and more than 2 million items listed for sale across one big weekend. The Trail is a reflection of how the small actions we make as individuals can make a big difference to the environment and our local community.


Be a seller  Anyone can be a seller - households, schools, community groups and even whole streets can get involved for free. It’s the perfect way to declutter during your Spring clean, make some money or fundraise for a cause, re-home useful stuff, live local and have fun.   And if you have stuff leftover after the event, remember to search RecyclingNearYou to find other reuse and recycling options in your area.  Be a shopper  For shoppers it’s an awesome way to find treasure, connect with your community and promote reuse and sustainability. Put October 19 and 20 in your diary and be part of the nation’s biggest ever weekend of treasure hunting. Essentials Dates are Saturday 19 & Sunday 20 October 2019  Sellers can register and shoppers can plan their Trail at Check out Planet Ark’s Reuse Information Hub for other ways to donate, trade or exchange your pre-loved items. 

Ryan Collins

Ryan is the Head of Sustainable Resource Programs at Planet Ark. After nearly a decade working in the banking and finance industry Ryan was drawn to a career in environmental conservation that saw him work in Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands and Fiji. With a background in psychology and environmental management, Ryan’s role at Planet Ark since 2012 has been focused on developing engaging and positive environmental behaviour change programs to help everyone recycle and reduce waste.