Swap shops are fun community events for the public to bring along household items that they no longer need and take home something that catches their eye for free.
Swap shops show that one person's junk is another person's treasure, promoting reuse of resources among the community.
At swap shops people should be able to bring along unwanted items and then take something away. People who haven't been able to bring anything should not be excluded from taking something away.
Any duplicate items or unwanted items that are in good condition. Household goods such as small furniture, toys, clean clothes, bric-a-brac, sports equipment, books, tools, bicycles and musical instruments.
A display board will be available for photos of larger items.
Faulty items, dirty clothing, underwear, electrical equipment, business waste, animals, illegal items, hazardous or dangerous items.
Why not try running a Swap Shop event with your friends, community group or school?
Swap Shops are the perfect opportunity for people to get rid of things they don't want and pick up something useful. The information sheet below offers tips on how to run your own Swap Shop. It is by no means a definitive list so you may like to try out your own ideas.
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