Saturday, 23 September 2017.
There are a number of ways to get involved in the Biggest Day of Garage Sales. You could simply register to hold your own garage sale, or you could round up the neighbours, and hold a joint street garage sale. Make sure you let us know if you are holding a street or community garage sale, or if you are selling something extra special by emailing us at [email protected] or by using our Facebook page to draw people to your garage sale..
Where will it be held:
All along the North Coast of NSW in the participating Council areas of:
Why get involved:
Second Hand Saturday helps to reduce the amount of waste going to landfill, enables residents to participate in the promotion of reuse and repair, and engage them in an environmentally, socially and economically rewarding activity. This will be the 9th Second Hand Saturday event NE Waste has coordinated since 2006. Last time it was held in 2016, more than 800 people registered to hold garage sales across the region.
A list of participating Second Hand Saturday garage sale addresses will be published FREE OF CHARGE from the 21 September here on-line at www.secondhandsaturday.com.au .
We also have a search app and map to make it super easy for shoppers to find the garage sale that has their wanted treasure.
For shoppers, October is buy nothing new month, so here's the perfect excuse to do some guilt free shopping at a fraction of the cost of new products. You can shop till you drop on Saturday 23rd September, and literally you'll just need to stumble out of bed and around the corner to find a garage sale if last year's numbers are anything to go by. If you want to make the most of the day and thoroughly plan your route, then grab your local participating paper or use the search app and map available here from the 21 September.
Where to find the garage sales / Where will my garage sale be listed?
Garage sale addresses will also be advertised in your local free newspaper/ Council newsletter from Monday 18 September:
Garage sale addresses will also be advertised in your local free newspaper/ Council newsletter from Monday 19 September:
Byron Shire Echo (for Byron Shire residents only)
Ballina Advocate (for Ballina residents only)
Northern Rivers Echo (for Lismore City Council residents only)
Richmond River Express Examiner (for Richmond Valley and Kyogle residents only)
The Clarence Review (Clarence Valley residents only)
The Tweed Link (for Tweed Shire residents only)
AND in either The Weekend Star
OR The Daily Examiner (Clarence Valley residents only).
I get involved?
I'm not holding a garage sale. Can I still get involved?
A Grand Day Out:
we ventured out to many garage sales in The Green House van last year, with our resource recovery expert and garage sale lover P.E.T. Here are some photos from our adventures with some of the treasures we found along the way.
Learn more about Garage Sales
Make some cash
Donate to charity
A second life
Meet the neighbours
Garage sales are a great opportunity to make some extra money from household goods and clothes that you might otherwise have given away or thrown away.
Why not give back to the community by giving some or all of your profit to charity.
By giving your unwanted things a second life, you are prolonging their future, and helping to divert them from landfill where they will be buried forever.
It is cool to be green, and having a garage sale is a great example of reuse and recycling. Getting the kids involved will help them also to understand the environmental benefits of second hand treasures.
A great way to meet the neighbours is by holding a street garage sale. The more garage sales the more shoppers around, and the more fun the vibe on the street.
items for sale
Enjoy the day!
Organise your items for sale and ensure they look good. Some may need a wash and/or wipe. The better they look the more chance they have of being chosen for purchase.
Price your items and have in mind a high and low range for each item, in case your customer may wish to bargain with you. Remember that a garage sale is meant to be a fun way of getting rid of old or unwanted items, so set a realistic price and be happy with seeing your items be loved by another home.
Make sure you have some change handy for the day.
If you advertise in the local paper and around the area (eg. placing a sign at the local shops, school, or around and near your place), people will know where to come and what type of items you may have for sale.
Enjoy the day! and make sure you either save the unsold items for another garage sale, donate to charity or take to your nearest waste management centre's recycle shop.
Make some cash, get rid of unwanted items, and meet the neighbours:
How to hold your own garage sale
This program is coordinated by North East Waste on behalf of it's member North Coast Councils. For further information about other programs NE Waste runs, please visit our website. The North East Waste (NE Waste) is a group of councils on the North Coast of New South Wales, working together towards cost-effective waste management solutions. The member councils include: Ballina Shire Council, Byron Shire Council, Clarence Valley Council, Richmond Valley Council and Tweed Shire Council. Visit www.newaste.org.au for more information.