The 4th Annual FreecycleFest will take place Saturday, September 17th from 9am – 2pm at the New Providence Community Pool parking lot, 1378 Springfield Avenue. The rain date is Sunday, September 18th. This popular event serves as a town wide garage sale—where everything is free. Everyone in the community is invited to participate by browsing, and taking any items that catch their eye; or by donating high-quality, pre-loved items; including home goods and accessories, well-functioning appliances, craft supplies, exercise equipment and more. Donations will be accepted from 9am – 12pm on the day of the event.
HOW IT WORKS
1. Take anything you like for FREE!
2. Donations are collected at the New Providence Pool Parking lot, starting at 9am.
We love getting donations early in the day, as it raises the odds of an item being taken
by someone else. **We cannot store any items, please do not bring any donations
to the event site before 9am on the day of FreecycleFest.**
3. Donations end at 12pm. No need to return, or retrieve unclaimed items.
4. Browsing occurs from 9am – 2pm. See something you like? Take it! No checking out!
5. After the event, the remaining items will be sorted by volunteers. Usable items will
be donated to relevant non-profits.
We need volunteers! Please volunteer here: https://forms.gle/GJrznmNGgyQb8dYy6
HAVE OTHER QUESTIONS?
For any other questions or additional info please reach out to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Your friends and neighbors are working hard to make this a successful event. After the event is
over our small team of volunteers will be the ones sorting items, coordinating donations of
quality items with relevant non-profits, and disposing of anything unusable. So please don’t
bring any items that aren’t in good, safe, working condition.
Make space & reduce waste by dropping off your garage sale worthy donations that still have
plenty of life left. We’re looking for items that will be happy in someone else’s home, like:
– Gently-loved toys and children’s play equipment
– Home accessories and accents
– Leftover, unused craft supplies or tools!
– Housewares, including dishes, pots and pans, utensils
– Jewelry, handbags, and luggage
– Clean, new or gently used pet-related items (without the pet, please 🙂 )
– Exercise equipment
– Well functioning small appliances
– Mobility aids including walkers, canes and wheelchairs
The rule of common sense covers many of our “No” categories. If it’s damaged, dangerous or
otherwise unusable, we won’t accept the donation. There are some other items we will be
restricting this year for space and safety reasons, so please check this list before bringing your
items to the event.
– NO large furniture items, including mattresses, sofas, desks, beds, dining tables, etc.
(Anything too large for one person to carry)
– NO items containing hazardous materials, paint, rusty nails or other safety concerns
– NO weapons, ammunition, fireworks, tobacco or alcohol products
– NO personal care items or perishables
– NO counterfeit items or items that violate copyright law
Clothing and books are not accepted at FreecycleFest, but clothing can go to the donation
bins by the EMT or to any community clothing drive. NPML accepts nearly new books in great
condition for its AfterWords Bookstore; donation bins are located downstairs. Other books can
be deposited in the green Better World Books bins located in the library parking lot.
DPW Yard (1st & 3rd Saturdays) see borough calendar / use RecycleCoach App for details.
Many Facebook Groups specialize in Giving Stuff Away; for example The New Providence
Virtual Free Market and FREE-CYCLE – Berkeley Heights/New Providence/Summit