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Northampton’s Reuse Committee, in conjunction with the Department of Public Works, will offer four action-packed events this fall. All events are open to the public and will be held at Smith Vocational High School, 80 Locust Street. More information will be available soon.
October 11: Community Tag Sale & Swap Meet (9am-Noon)Our tailgate tag sale allows people to sell or swap unwanted items without garage sale hassles. Pre-registered participants drive their vehicle into an assigned space, set up their sales display, and can be home by 1pm with pockets lined. All community members are welcome to sell or buy. A $10 seller participation fee will be collected to offset advertising expenses. Rain date is October 18. Contact Susan (firstname.lastname@example.org) for participation details.
October 18: 75%+ Reuse Art Show & Sale & Costume Swap (9am-3pm)Regional artists who use at least 75% reclaimed material will showcase and sell their crafts and we’ll collect materials for the artists’ reuse. Interested artists may visit www.northamptonma.gov/reduce-waste for details and application form. During the event, we’ll hold a fashion show featuring items from local resale shops and participating artists. Beginning the Friday evening prior, we will collect usable costumes and props and ensure their reuse by giving them away to the Halloween-fixated public on Saturday.
November 15: Reuse & Recycling Rally (9am-Noon)Come November we’ll hold a collection event for Styrofoam (Expanded polystyrene or EPS), bicycles, and winter clothing for school children (pre-K through 8th grade). We’ll also sponsor a free residential document shredding opportunity courtesy of ProShred of Wilbraham, and will hold a take-it-or-leave-it swap event for bulky rigid plastic items (yard toys etc.).
December 13: Annual Toy Exchange (9am-Noon)Quickly becoming a seasonal favorite, the Toy Exchange promotes all that is good during the season of giving. We begin to collect donated toys in good-to-great condition from the community on Friday evening. The collection continues early Saturday, and at 9am we give the toys back to the community free of charge. Northampton Public Schools’ CFCE/Early Childhood Resources group partners with us for this extraordinary event.