July 17, 2018 By Nathaly Pesantez
A thrifting event will be taking place in Sunnyside this weekend for all to bring and take home reusable items for free.
The “Stop ’N’ Swap” community reuse event, organized by the non-profit GrowNYC, allows the public to bring clean, portable, and reusable items to share with others who can use them. Items include clothing, housewares, games, books, and toys.
The organizers say the event is a way to be environmentally conscious by helping to decrease the amount of waste that goes to landfills.
“The average NYC household discards about 2.000 pounds of waste a year,” GrowNYC said. “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.
Attendees are not required to bring something to take something from the swap, organizers said.
Anything left over at the end of the day will be donated or recycled.
While the event is to exchange items, there are several objects that GrowNYC will not accept at the Stop ’N’ Swap event, including:
- – furniture
– large items
– tube televisions
– open food
– unsealed personal care products
– dirty or ripped clothing
– fabric scraps
– incomplete toys or games
– non-working electronics
– sharp objects
For more information, visit www.GrowNYC.org/swap
The free Sunnyside Stop ’N’ Swap event will be held at Sunnyside Community Services, located at 43-31 39th St., from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. on July 22.