Unwanted items can be reused and given a second life at Brimbank’s upcoming Garage Sale Trail.

Residents, schools, businesses and community groups are being encouraged to take part in the event, being held nationally on October 19 and 20, which aims to raise awareness about the environment and reducing waste.

Brimbank mayor Lucinda Congreve said the council is proud to be taking part in the event for the third year running and hopes the whole community gets involved.

“If we can make small changes like buying or selling second-hand one weekend of the year, imagine the impact we can make for the rest of the year,” Cr Congreve said.

“Choosing to reuse by putting second-hand first reduces the amount we send to landfill, the number of new products made, and the overall impact on the planet.”

Brimbank council is encouraging everyone to take part in this year’s Garage Sale Trail.

“Clothing, household items, books, furniture, crafts and plants are just some of things you might find as you visit the garage sales.

“You’ll bag a bargain but you will also be contributing positively to a great cause.”

Details: garagesaletrail.com.au.