Choose to reuse and join Second Hand Saturday

Want to do your bit to spread the love and not the landfill?

Choose to reuse this spring and join forces with your local community for the Second Hand Saturday garage sale day on 28 September 2019.

While many Australians strive to live a more waste-wise lifestyle these days, there are still millions of tonnes of waste going to landfill every year which could have been avoided to begin with or given a second life.

Since it was launched in 2005, Second Hand Saturday has provided the North Coast community with an easy way to recycle pre-loved goods – by holding or visiting a garage sale on Second Hand Saturday.

“Each year, despite the increase of online platforms like Gumtree and eBay, there is still a huge demand for the humble garage sale,” Second Hand Saturday Coordinator Linda Tohver said.

“There’s something truly special about garage sales – meeting new people, the exchange of stories, the joy of finding a special treasure or a great bargain. It’s that sense of community and of knowing that by participating in this event, you are contributing to a better environment.”

The re-use aspect of Second Hand Saturday is what drives the event – for example, during the 2017 and 2018 events, over 4000 wheelie bins’ worth of second hand items exchanged hands and participants said around 40% of this had been destined for landfill.

Register your garage sale now online or phone Council on 1300 87 83 87. You can also check out the Facebook page @mysecondhandsaturday.

Second Hand Saturday is coordinated by North East Waste and Council, and is funded by the NSW EPA’s Waste Less Recycle More initiative.

Source: Lismore City Council