17.5 C
Byron Shire
September 28, 2021

Clean out the closet as Second Hand Saturday looms

Latest News

New COVID-19 cases in Byron and Kyogle

Two new cases of COVID-19 have been identified on the North Coast of NSW casting doubt over Byron Shire coming out of lockdown at midnight.

Other News

Entertainment in the Byron Shire for the week beginning 29 September, 2021

Byron Writers Festival co-presents a special online event with acclaimed author Jonathan Franzen. 

Tackling cane toads on the Tweed

Tweed Shire Council has put in place a plan to deal with the cane toad population in the area. Along with the not-for-profit organisation Watergum, Tweed Shire has launched a project for collecting toads that will begin in October.

Why Nuclear Will Bomb

Unless you’ve been blissfully slumbering in a very welcome coma, you’d be aware that Scott Morrison abruptly cancelled the terribly important contract we had with France, to build new submarines, in order to get fancy nuclear sink-boats from the US instead (in decades time and at incalculable cost, much like the previous contract). 

Organic Forrest

Pioneers of the organic food movement, David Forrest and Sue Mangan have been farming in Federal since 1978.

Byron Bay beach party end in PINS and a charge for biting

Police say a woman has been charged and four Penalty Infringement Notices (PINs) issued following a beach party in the Byron Bay area overnight.

Byron and Tweed lockdown to end at midnight!

The lockdowns in the Byron and Tweed local government areas will end at midnight tonight, with no further cases having been detected in either area.

Garage sales will be proliferating across the northern rivers on Saturday. Photo supplied

Wondering where you can do a bit of guilt-free shopping for a fraction of the usual cost and stop waste going to landfill? It could be as close as next door or just down the road.

The biggest garage sale day of the year on the North Coast – Second Hand Saturday – is coming up this Saturday, 22 September.

Coordinated by North East Waste, Second Hand Saturday is designed to keep household items out of landfill and provide a fun and easy way for people to reuse and recycle pre-loved goods.

On 22 September there will be more than 500 garage sales happening across the region in Lismore, Richmond Valley, Kyogle, Ballina, Byron, Clarence Valley and Tweed.

There will be a huge number of items for sale: from caravans and scooters to furniture and household goods, antiques, bric-a-brac, plants, collectables, curiosity items and lots more.

An optional ‘leftovers’ day will also be held the following Saturday, 29 September, so you have double the chance to find a great second-hand bargain.

‘The event has grown in momentum as people embrace the need to live a more waste-wise lifestyle and continue to see the environmental and economical benefits of buying second-hand,’ Second Hand Saturday Co-ordinator Linda Tohver said.

‘Second-hand doesn’t mean second best. There are often items you simply can’t find on the shop shelves anymore, or you come across items that have had little use by their first owner and simply need to find a new home.

‘We love the community spirit that Second Hand Saturday inspires too. This year’s event has its first car boot sales registered, community markets joining in and clubs, schools and other groups registering to hold fundraising events.

‘It’s wonderful to see so many people getting on board,’ she said.

While many Australians are striving to live a more waste-wise lifestyle, there are still millions of tonnes of waste going to landfill every year that could have been avoided to begin with or diverted for re-use.

During the 2016 and 2017 Second Hand Saturday events, over 3,700 wheelie bins worth of second-hand items exchanged hands and participants said around 40 per cent of that had been destined for landfill.

Second Hand Saturday garage sales will be listed at www.secondhandsaturday.com.au

 


Support The Echo

Keeping the community together and the community voice loud and clear is what The Echo is about. More than ever we need your help to keep this voice alive and thriving in the community.

Like all businesses we are struggling to keep food on the table of all our local and hard working journalists, artists, sales, delivery and drudges who keep the news coming out to you both in the newspaper and online. If you can spare a few dollars a week – or maybe more – we would appreciate all the support you are able to give to keep the voice of independent, local journalism alive.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

The circular economy in action

Life Cykel is a versatile, forward thinking and high ethos company that focuses on harnessing the circular economy and the great potential that mushrooms possess to create quality products for human, and planetary, health.

Entertainment in the Byron Shire for the week beginning 29 September, 2021

Byron Writers Festival co-presents a special online event with acclaimed author Jonathan Franzen. 

Organic local Koala Tea

Koala Tea has won several awards over the years and has been inducted into the ACO Organic Hall of Fame.

Organic Forrest

Pioneers of the organic food movement, David Forrest and Sue Mangan have been farming in Federal since 1978.