Community and collective action combine in a collaborative effort to keep junk from being dumped on Australian streets.

While online swap shops that take the hassle out of barter and indicate changing consumer patterns show that new solutions to consumer excess are being explored, the problem of dumping obsolescent junk still remains a pertinent problem in first world economies.

This April, the Garage Sale Trail will take place nationally in Australia and it aims to remedy the problem of people dumping their stuff en masse.

(The Garage Sale Trail) began last year with the intention of getting as many garage sales going in the one suburb on the one day…in total 126 individual garage sales were held on May 9 in the suburb of Bondi.

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