Published 11 December 2018

The City of Tea Tree Gully has been awarded for its leadership in sustainability and reuse, receiving the Garage Sale Trail’s ‘Commitment to Reuse Award’.

Tea Tree Gully Council is one of just 14 Councils to receive an award for its involvment in the national reuse program, which is supported by 150 councils and regional groups Australia wide. 

“This award is the result of a committed and passionate approach to the project by the Council staff involved," commented Co-Founder of Garage Sale Trail, Darryl Nichols

"Through their involvement and promotion of the program, the City of Tea Tree Gully demonstrated great leadership in sustainability and reuse and ultimately helped make this year's Garage Sale Trail such a success both locally and nationally.”

More than 154 events took place in the Council area on 20 and 21 October 2018, with an estimated 3,961 people getting involved. 

Importantly 7,152 items worth $25,860 were reused and saved from landfill. That’s the equivalent of 759 kilograms of items per garage sale diverted from landfill. 

Overwhelmingly, 71% of residents involved said the event also helped them connect with their local community.