Transfer Station Recycling Information
- Swap Shed operations are overseen by the Transfer Station Attendant. All items donated to the Swap Shed must first be inspected and accepted by the Attendant. See this listfor guidance on what can be accepted.
- Items not accepted may be “advertised” on the bulletin board in the Swap Shed.
- Please take items from the Swap Shed if you think you have a use for them. After all, that is the purpose of the Swap Shed! The items are free, but we'd appreciate it if you would tell the Attendant when you take something. It will help us to refine the list of acceptable items.
- Larger items left in the Swap Shed will be tagged with numbers so the Attendant will know who donated them. We reserve the right to ask the donor to pay for disposal.
- The Swap Shed is open whenever the Transfer Station is open.
- If you are a really pleased donor or “customer”, feel free to leave a donation in the box in the Shed. Donations will be used to support and improve the operation of the Swap Shed.
- Working bicycles
- Movie DVDs in good condition
- Books in good condition, paperback and hardcover
- Working flat-screen TV sets with diagonals up to 32"
- Working vacuum cleaners
- Working small tabletop kitchen appliances includes microwaves
- Working entertainment electronics such as game consoles, games, radios, speakers
- Board games, working toys
- Non-motorized lawn and garden tools such as shovels, rakes, cultivators, post-hole diggers
- Hand tools, hammers, screwdrivers, saws, axes
- Furniture without upholstery such as chairs, tables, stools, and working lamps
- Complete wood or metal bed frames
- Computers, printers, monitors, other computer peripherals
- Magazines (donate them to your local library or recycle them)
- Motorized equipment such as lawn mowers, weed whackers, snow blowers
- Mattresses, box springs
- Furniture that has any fabric component such as sofas, cushioned chairs
- Construction materials, wood, drywall, concrete
- Large appliances such as clothes washers, dryers, or dishwashers
- Large TV sets of any type and any TV that uses a cathode ray tube (CRT)
- Video tape recorders (VCRs)
- Automobile tires and automobile parts
- Things that don't work
- In general, items donated to the swap shed should be complete and functional.
- If an item is judged unacceptable but is "too good to throw away", list it on the Swap Shed bulletin board or on FreeCycle.org. Relatively new or very old (collectable) computers are examples.
- New e-waste laws are now in effect. Please see here for more information.