A “Community Reuse Event” comes to Westbeth Community Room on Sunday, January 22nd providing a welcome opportunity to bring unneeded but viable, clean items to find new homes, and potentially acquire a cornucopia of goods, free for the taking.
From books to electronics, clothes to housewares, toys to shoes, there is a good chance you will find something to your liking – and possibly talk about the latest political events.
These free events provide a way to recycle and reuse items while reducing our city’s trash, thereby avoiding the fate of taking up space for centuries in a landfill.
New York City residents throw away 12,000 TONS of trash EVERY DAY. This “garbage” makes its way to these landfills, traveling to and through poor communities in other states. Anything done to minimize this number is a good thing.
No goods are required to enter.
WHAT: Free Stop ‘N’ Swap Community Reuse Event
WHEN: Sunday, January 22, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
WHERE: Westbeth Community Room, 155 Bank Street between West Side Highway and Washington Street, Manhattan
Stop ‘N’ Swaps have developed a regular following among thrifty and environmentally conscious New Yorkers. In response to increasing demand for the events, GrowNYC has set a goal of hosting one swap in each of the city’s 59 community districts each year. “Everyone knows New Yorkers have the best stuff. And you can find it for free at Stop ‘N’ Swap!” said GrowNYC Executive Director Marcel Van Ooyen. “These events bring neighbors together and reduce the city’s carbon footprint by facilitating reuse and encouraging waste reduction.”
Anything leftover at the end of the day is donated or recycled. Furniture and other large items are not accepted at the swap.
Photo courtesy GrowNYC