Don’t forget this weekend is the popular “Trash to Treasure Swap.” Sponsored by my office, the 49th Ward Green Corps, The Rogers Park Business Alliance, and the Howard Street SSA, the “Trash to Treasure Swap” gives you an opportunity to clean out your attic, basement or storage locker of unwanted items. Instead of throwing those items in the garbage to be taken to a landfill, bring them to the Swap where someone else may find use for them. In the meantime, you might find an item or two at the Swap that you could use back home.
The Swap will be held at 1615 W. Howard (just west of Ashland). On Saturday, May 14th, from 10 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., drop off things you no longer want or need, but are still usable for others. Come back onSunday, May 15th, to take home a “treasure” or two.
Those who drop off items on Saturday get a ticket to the “Preview Pick-Up” for first dibs on others’ unwanted stuff. The Preview Pick-Up will take place on Sunday, May 15th from 12 Noon to 2:00 p.m. After the Preview Pick-Up, the doors will open from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., to anyone else who wishes to avail themselves of the remaining hidden treasures.
Below is a list of the kind of items you can bring to the Swap:
Kitchen utensils & pots & pans
Leftover Wrapping Paper
Baby strollers & furniture
Books (please, no textbooks)
DVD’s & CD’s
Bicycles, bike parts and accessories
Canned goods &
Please do NOT bring clothing, shoes (except sports equipment), mattresses or upholstered furniture.
I look forward to seeing you at the Swap!