Free ‘Stop ‘N’ Swap’ Item Swap Set For Jackson Heights Next Week
June 21, 2022 By Michael Dorgan
Jackson Heights residents looking to declutter this summer, or pick up new treasures, can come to a local “stop ‘n’ swap” next week.
The Jackson Heights Stop ‘N’ Swap will take place June 29 at PS 69, located at 37-30 78th St. The event will run from noon to 3 p.m. in the schoolyard. Residents can drop off their belongings at the school from 10 a.m.
The event provides the opportunity to reuse a wide range of household items within the community.
The public is encouraged to bring clean, portable and reusable items to share with those who can use them. However, no one is obliged to bring an object to take something. Residents can show up with a bag and see what’s free to go.
Stop ‘N’ Swap items may include books, toys, clothing, household items and electronics. Furniture and other large objects are not accepted.
The remaining items will be donated or recycled. All participants are required to wear face masks.
Manhattan-based nonprofit GrowNYC is hosting the event with the goal of reducing waste.
GrowNYC estimates that the average urban household throws out about 2,000 pounds of trash each year. By incorporating reuse events such as stop ‘n’ swap, the group aims to reduce the amount of waste going to landfill each year.
The nonprofit is looking to hold at least one stop ‘n’ swap in each of the city’s 59 Community Council districts this year.
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