ReCenter Swap Shop

The ReCenter provides a location for individuals and organizations to  donate durable, useful items for others to use.  Donated items are  available to ReCenter members free of charge.  Membership is automatic  for all owners of city transfer station permits (needs-based discounts  available).  For those who do not want access to other transfer station  services, or those who live outside of Northampton, an annual ReCenter  permit may be purchased ($10).  Both permits are available via city  transfer stations and the Public Works office on Locust Street.  

The ReCenter Swap Shop At the Glendale Road Transfer Station (map) is open  Saturday mornings from 8–11:30 AM April through October, the  ReCenter  provides a location for individuals and organizations to donate   durable, useful items for others to use.  Donated items are available   to ReCenter members free of charge.  Membership is automatic for all   owners of city transfer station permits (needs-based discounts   available).  For those who do not want access to other transfer station   services, or those who live outside of Northampton, an annual ReCenter   permit may be purchased ($10).  Both permits are available via city   transfer stations and the Public Works office on Locust Street

Our zero-waste and  zero-cost pledge requires that we accept material selectively.  Our goal is to avoid trash generation and  its financial drain on City resources.  When high demand items are  quickly adopted, or unadopted items are recyclable (e.g. bicycles and  books), ReCenter exchanges are cost and waste-free.  If an item is not  recyclable or is not in great demand,  the donor must pay the normal disposal fee up upon delivery to the  ReCenter.  This allows us to accept more risky items without the City of  Northampton being saddled with landfill tonnage costs. Here is alist of the items that the center can and can not accept.

Residents can now purchase transfer stickers online as well as in person at 125 Locust Street.

Where to Find Us
Located  at 170 Glendale Road at the site of the Glendale Road Transfer Station,  the ReCenter is 5½ miles and ten minutes from downtown Northampton.
Detailed directions


Hours :  
Open Saturday mornings from 8–11:30 AM April through October

About the ReCenter (brochure)

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A Growing Collection of Retail and Repair Opportunities

Greater Northampton is home to many organizations promoting reuse and  repair.  We have businesses specializing in repair, vintage,  consignment and charity clothing, furniture and decorative item stores,  used book, CD and DVD stores, antique stores, and stores selling  furniture and décor fashioned out of repurposed items.  Search the  Yellow Pages under repair, used clothing, used furniture, used records  and antique stores to learn more.