Declutter and limit landfill by taking part in the national Garage Sale Trail

Press Release | 18 September 2017


Turn your annual spring clean into a feel-good recycling adventure by taking part in the national Garage Sale Trail on Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 October.

The City of Stonnington is one of 150 local Councils across Australia supporting this year’s Garage Sale Trail which encourages people to do something good for the environment while connecting with their local community.

Mayor Klisaris said the City of Stonnington provides a range of services to educate and support the community to reduce their waste generation and increase recycling.

“The Garage Sale Trail is another opportunity to get people thinking about waste and what we can do to stop reusable items ending up in landfill.

“I encourage Stonnington residents, community groups, charities, local businesses and schools to be involved if they can, either setting up their own garage sale or purchasing some pre-loved items over the weekend instead of brand new ones,” Mayor Klisaris said.

This year, organisers of the Garage Sale Trail are hoping to achieve:

  • Two million items for reuse on one big weekend of garage sales across the country, and
  • 120,000 new neighbourly connections Australia-wide over the weekend long event.

The annual event is run by the Australian not for profit Garage Sale Trail Foundation and registration is free at

To find out more about the City of Stonnington’s commitment to waste minimisation and resource recovery and read about some of Council’s key achievements, view our latest Sustainability Snapshot.