May 24th, 2022, Queens, NY – GrowNYC is pleased to announce the return of their free community reuse events. Rather than send perfectly good items to a landfill, participants can bring reusable items to share with others, and score gently used clothing, books, housewares and other things in need of a new home. “Reuse is one of the best ways to conserve natural resources, prevent waste and pollution, and save money,” said David Hurd, Director of GrowNYC’s Zero Waste Programs.
Since 2007, GrowNYC’s Stop ‘N’ Swap program has developed a regular following among thrifty and environmentally conscious New Yorkers. “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 some of the 2.5 million tons of refuse disposed of each year, keeping them out of landfills and incinerators,” said Marcel Van Ooyen, GrowNYC President and CEO. “In fact, it’s a triple-win; in addition to economic and environmental benefits, they also build community as New Yorkers come out and meet their neighbors.”
WHAT: Free Stop ‘N’ Swap Community Reuse Event
WHEN: Sunday, May 29th, 12pm – 3pm
WHERE: Queens County Farm, 73-50 Little Neck Parkway, Queens* *Enter at the second gate on Little Neck Parkway, free parking available.
The public is invited to bring clean, portable 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. Books, toys, fashionable clothing, housewares, and electronics are just some of the offerings.
Anything leftover at the end of the day is donated or recycled. Furniture and other large items are not accepted at the swap. This is an outdoor event and will take place rain or shine. Face coverings are encouraged.
More information: www.GrowNYC.org/swap
GrowNYC serves 3 million New Yorkers each year, providing opportunities to make NYC truly livable – a place where every person can enjoy a healthier life. GrowNYC’s Zero Waste Programs are funded by the NYC Department of Sanitation. Learn more at www.GrowNYC.org/swap.