Stop 'N' Swap®


GrowNYC’s Stop ‘N’ Swap® Program contract with DSNY has ended!
Our last event took place in June 2024.

For alternatives, please refer to our zero waste community resources

Last update: 7/11/24

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While we may not be planning events to your neighborhood, there are still a variety of resources for you to take advantage of! Take a look below for waste stream alternatives for reuse and recycling:

Clothing + Textiles

  • GrowNYC Greenmarket clothing collections run by Wearable Collections will continue at its usual locations and recently opened at more locations. Please check the schedule on our website for up-to-date information on drop-off locations, collection times, and accepted materials. 

  • ReFashionNYC is a convenient and free textile donation and recycling service available for NYC residential and commercial buildings, schools, and nonprofit institutions. 


Reusable Items

  • Interested in hosting your own swap? Use GrowNYC’s DIY Guide for reference! 

  • Big Reuse accepts home goods, clothing, books, furniture and more

  • Use DonateNYC to find where you can donate your gently used items near you! 

  • Facebook Marketplace and/or Local “Buy Nothing” groups

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