ITEMS you might consider to be rubbish can be treasure to a new owner.
That’s why Wodonga Council is asking residents to hold off throwing out their junk, at least until October when the city, for the first time, joins the great national Garage Sale Trail.
The council will offer items left at its transfer station for a bargain price.
Cr John Watson said the council was keen to back the national sale and wanted families and community groups to become involved and reduce landfill.
“Let’s not drop our junk at the transfer station,” he said. “Let’s keep it and make some money.”
Cr Watson said apart from making money, the sale trail was a chance for groups and families to socialise.
“You get to meet your neighbours at the same time as getting rid of your rubbish,” he said.
Cr Watson said the old adage, “one man’s trash is another man’s treasure”, would again be obvious at the event.
“You never know what some people might want,” he said.
The first 5000 people to register nationally for the garage sale by October 6 will receive a promotion package for their site.
The event will be held on October 25 and those keen to hold a sale should visit garagesaletrail.com.au