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Riverton Library ramps up reuse message

Riverton Library in the City of Canning kicked off a week-long book sale on Monday (October 16) as part of the 2017 Garage Sale Trail – a nationwide initiative promoting the reuse of items in an effort to reduce waste to landfill.

Environment Minister Stephen Dawson, City of Canning Mayor Paul Ng, and City of Canning CEO Arthur Kyron visited Riverton Library today (October 17) to participate in the book sale and launch the 2017 Garage Sale Trail in Western Australia.

Promoting the message ‘choose to reuse’, Garage Sale Trail is supported by funding from the Waste Avoidance and Resource Recovery Account and more than 30 WA local governments participate in the annual event.

More than 70,000 Western Australians, and more than 350,000 people nationally, are expected to take part in this year’s trail including households, community groups, charities, local businesses and schools.

Sales will run across this weekend (October 21-22), as well as throughout the week at some locations. Communities are encouraged to hold a garage sale and register it on the Garage Sale Trail’s website. Details of all registered sales can be found here.

Registration for sellers and shoppers is free. More than 10,000 garage sales and stalls are expected to take part in the 2017 event across Australia, including 4,000 sales across WA.

To find out more information, register and get involved, visit https://www.garagesaletrail.com.au