If one man’s trash truly is another man’s treasure, Kalgoorlie-Boulder residents will have the opportunity to strike gold at a public swap-meet market at the Lord Forrest Precinct later this month.
The City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder is hosting the second-hand market as part of national Garage Sale Trail weekend, with all residents invited along to host a free stall themselves or browse for a pre-loved bargain. There are 12 stalls onboard for the event, and with plenty of space for more, the City is encouraging residents to dig through their old toys, clothes and items to promote reuse and prevent items going to landfill.
To celebrate the event, City Deputy Mayor Allan Pendal donned the Garage Sale Trailer Blazer, a colourful creation by designer Julie Paterson made of repurposed clothing touring the country to promote recycling.
City chief executive John Walker said the Lord Forrest meet was a great opportunity to host a garage sale without having to have strangers at your home. “The Garage Sale Trail is a fun and social way to encourage reuse and help educate the community about why we all need to take responsibility for the waste we generate,” he said.
“Join the rest of Australia in decluttering your home and make some money while you’re at it.”
The garage sale will be at the Lord Forrest Precinct on Sunday, October 21, from 8am-10am.