New Yorkers eager to declutter their homes and discover unique finds for the holiday season are in luck. Stop ‘N’ Swap®, a free community reuse event organized by the local non-profit GrowNYC, is coming to Bayside. “The average NYC household discards about 2,000 pounds of waste a year. By reusing through events like Stop ‘N’ Swap, NYC residents can take part in diverting over 40 million pounds of material a year from the landfill,” said Marcel Van Ooyen, GrowNYC President and CEO.
WHAT: Free Stop ‘N’ Swap Community Reuse Event
WHEN: Saturday, December 8, 1pm-4pm
WHERE: Korean Community Services, 203-05 32nd Ave, Queens
The public is invited to bring clean, portable, reusable items to share with those who can use them. No one is required to bring something to take something — you can simply show up with a bag and see what’s free for the taking. 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.
Anything leftover at the end of the day is donated or recycled. Furniture and other large items are not accepted at the swap.
More information: www.GrowNYC.org/swap