Fall Freecycling Day is slated for 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 8, at Crystal Springs Family Waterpark Parking Lot, (380 Dunhams Corner Rd, East Brunswick, NJ) offering area residents an environmentally friendly way to discard serviceable household item and also scout for “finds” they can use.
Items may be dropped off for freecycling 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. with browsing and pickup until 2 p.m. Usable items must be offered for free. In the event of rain, check the Friends’ website for updates: friendsebec.com.
Freecycling is a community event intended for people to exchange usable items for personal use, not for re-sale.
Held in spring and fall, Freecycling events are sponsored by the Friends of the East Brunswick Environmental Commission. Freecycling Days aim to keep unwanted household items out of landfills and provide a chance to find serviceable items and unusual finds. There is no charge to participate in this “free trade” event, which also attracts small theater groups looking for props and costumes, and craftspeople seeking items for projects.
Recommended freecycling items include clothing, shoes, bicycles, fish tanks, dishes, pots and pans, toys, silverware, small appliances, tools, power tools, kitchen items, garage items, electronics and pet supplies. Large furniture pieces will not be accepted. It is recommended that boxed toys, games and anything with small parts be taped shut.
Prohibited items include mattresses, televisions, computer monitors, paints, VHS tapes, computer disks, pesticides, tires, toiletries, unframed mirrors, food or any hazardous materials.
The Friends of EBEC reserves the right to reject items.
Volunteers are still needed to help staff the event. Information can be found at friendsebec.com/freecycling.htm
Clothing, shoes and toys left at the end of the day will be picked up by Fashion Republic, which distributes them for reuse elsewhere. Other items left at the end of the day, along with unusable and broken items, will be recycled.
East Brunswick Freecycling Days also are sponsored by the East Brunswick Recycling Center.
501c-3 nonprofit organization, East Brunswick, New Jersey