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Clear the clutter & sign up for Second Hand Saturday – the garage sale day of the year

Byron Shire residents are known as keen garage sale enthusiasts and here is your chance to take part in the north coast’s biggest garage sale event of the year.

The 23 September is otherwise known as Second Hand Saturday – and this year organisers, North East Waste, are expecting more than 1000 garage sales will be held across the region.

Byron Shire Council’s Resource Recovery Education Officer, Lucy Wilson, said families, sporting clubs and community groups use Second Hand Saturday as a day to clean out the cupboards, get rid of the clutter and make a few dollars.

“In the past we have had entire streets hosting garage sales and it’s been a great way to celebrate the amazing sense of community we have in this region,” Ms Wilson said.

“Byron Shire Council is a strong promoter of recycling and garage sales are perfect ways of de-cluttering and saving things going to landfill,” she said.

“The latest Second Hand Economy report commissioned by Gumtree estimates Australian households could be hoarding an estimated $40 billion worth of unwanted items.

“Many people I speak to are often surprised at the amount of things they collect around the house when they are preparing for garage sales and it makes them stop and think about the money that they spend on items they don’t really need,” Ms Wilson said.

People wanting to take part in Second Hand Saturday on the 23 September need to register their garage sale at

Registration is free and garage sales will be promoted in local newspapers, online and on the Second Hand Saturday app.

The closing date for registrations is 19 September 2017.

For more information call Lucy Wilson, Byron Shire Council’s Resource Recovery Education Officer, on 6626 7000 or Linda Tohver from North East Waste on 0427 770198. 

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Byron Shire Council
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Byron Shire is located at Australia's eastern-most point with a population of almost 29,000. It is a thriving community where residents and visitors live, work and play in a sustainable environment and where Council strives to deliver the highest standard of local government services and infrastructure.