Madison, NJ – For the third year in a row, the Madison Environmental Commission is encouraging residents to go green by hosting individual yard sales on one common date at one common time. This year’s event will take place on Saturday, October 3 from 9:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M.
“The Town-Wide Yard Sale is a great way to meet your neighbors and shop in an environmentally friendly way,” says Councilwoman Maureen Byrne, Borough Council liaison to the Environmental Commission. Because of COVID-19, she explains that all yard sale participants are being asked to “wear masks, make hand sanitizer available at their tables and set up their sales to facilitate social distancing.”
All homeowners are encouraged to put up street signs for their yard sales. In addition, they are invited to be part of a digital map that tells shoppers their addresses along with the type of merchandise offered.
Publication on the map is part of a partnership with TapIntoMadison.net. Listings are $10 each and will be published not only on TapInto Madison but on its sister sites for neighboring towns. A Google Map with all the yard sale locations will be published on TapInto Madison several days before the event and will be posted on the Facebook accounts for the Borough of Madison and GreenMadisonNJ.
To list a yard sale, visit www.tapintomadison.net CREATE AN ACCOUNT or SIGN IN then SUBMIT CONTENT, EVENT LISTING, NON PROFIT $10 and type in MADISON for the location.
“We’re pleased that the Town-Wide Yard Sale is continuing, especially since so many residents are decluttering in the wake of COVID-19,” says Claire Whitcomb, Environmental Commission Chair. She notes that a new Facebook group exclusively for Madison residents, Madison Swap and Share NJ, is a great forum for giving away merchandise and shopping second hand at no cost.
“The page went from zero to 800 members in a matter of months,” she says. “Everything is free and residents can ask to borrow items for weddings, parties or other needs.”
Many nonprofits stopped accepting donations of clothing and household items during the pandemic. Among those that have resumed pickups are the Vietnam Veterans of America (vva.org), the Lupus Foundation of America (Lupuspickup.org), GreenDrop (gogreendrop.com), the Market Street Mission (marketstreet.org) and Habitat for Humanity’s ReStore (morrisrestore.org/donate), which does some pickups and accepts antiques, furniture, flooring, brand new plumbing, painting supplies, doors and more.
For more information on the Town-Wide Yard Sale, contact MEC@rosenet.org.
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