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 Clark/Morse/Glenwood 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 this year will be held in a vacant warehouse located at1765 W. Touhy (between Clark and the Metra tracks). OnSaturday, May 19th, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., drop off things you no longer want or need, but are still usable for others. Come back on Sunday, May 20th, to take home a treasure or two.
Those who drop off items on Saturday get tickets to the “Preview Pick-Up” for first dibs on others’ unwanted stuff. The Preview Pick-Up will take place on Sunday, May 20th from 12 Noon to 2 p.m. Certified school teachers are also welcome during this preview period to obtain classroom items. After the Preview Pick-Up, the doors will open from 2:30 p.m. to 5 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!