council case studies
With the transition to a circular economy now firmly on the agenda across New South Wales and significant per capita waste generation targets to achieve, MidCoast Council, along with 80 other councils across the country, are taking a community-driven approach through the Garage Sale Trail program.
More Australians than ever are living in apartment blocks or multi-unit dwellings (MUDs). A 2020 report from the Strata Community Association revealed that 9% of the population live in an apartment, unit or flat, with that number forecasted to grow over the coming years.
Engaging this segment of the community in waste avoidance and resource recovery services is a tricky business so it should come as no surprise that the Garage Sale Trail program is increasingly being used by councils across Australia to engage MUD dwellers in reuse and waste avoidance.
Councils love Garage Sale Trail. Don't take our word for it, hear it from them!
City of Whyalla have partnered with Garage Sale Trail for 3 years and counting. Council Officers Alyce Wood and Josh Berkett ran the program last year and saw over 2,000 residents participate.
Take a look at the video below to see why Whyalla continue to get involved.
City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder have been a participating Council for 7 years. Last year Projects Officer, Kristy Lamont, facilitated the campaign and saw over 800 residents take part either as a Seller or a Shopper.
Take a look at the clip below to see what she has to say about the program and why they continue to get involved.
Blayney Shire Council saw Garage Sale Trail as an opportunity to educate the community about the importance of recycling whilst engaging with the community and community groups. It also had flow on impacts for tourism and economic development. Watch the video to learn more.
Location: Metro Melbourne
Frankston City Council came on board with Garage Sale Trail with plenty of enthusiasm for delivering a successful communications plan. The team worked collaboratively and structured their approach so that regular catch-ups ensured no opportunity was missed and they could remain on top of how registrations were performing.
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