Home & Garden

First Madison Town Swap Set for April 28

The first Madison Town Swap is organized by the Madison Environmental Commission and Department of Public Works. Credits: Madison Town Swap

Madison’s first Town Swap will be held on April 28 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the municipal garage on John Avenue.

Madison Department of Public Works Superintendent Ken O’Brien will pull town trucks out of the garage to give volunteers a rainproof space to setting up tables for the swap. The only rules: Residents must produce a valid ID showing a Madison address, and items must be in good condition. Otherwise, participation—and all the items—are free.

Suggested swap items include: 

Sign Up for E-News

  • Non-upholstered furniture 
  • Electronics
  • Small appliances
  • Children’s toys
  • Play equipment
  • Dishes
  • Glassware
  • Art
  • Household items
  • Sports equipment
  • Exercise machines
  • Musical instruments 
  • Area rugs 
  • Draperies
  • Curtains

Leftovers will be picked up by Habitat from Humanity ReStore, the Vietnam Veterans of America and local churches at the end of the day.

“The Town Swap a first step in thinking about trash differently,” O’Brien said. “Instead of putting something out on their curbs, Madison residents have a chance to give their items a new home. We’re creating community and reducing the Borough’s trash pickup costs.” 

Items not eligible for swap include clothing, baby seats, bike helmets, TVs, books, magazines, mattresses, stuffed animals, liquids of any kind, hazardous materials, weapons, textiles and material, beauty supplies and upholstered furniture.

A partnership between the Madison Environmental Commission and the Department of Public Works, the Town Swap gives residents a chance to clean out their closets and find something new—for free.

The swap was organized by Ellen Kranefuss of the Environmental Commission and Cari Reyes of the DPW with guidance from O’Brien. Reyes will be on hand at the event to field residents questions about the items they swap or receive.

“My work has really opened my eyes to what Madison puts in the landfill. It has changed my perspective.” Reyes said. “So, Ken and I began brainstorming ways to not only reduce waste but more importantly put these items into the hands of those who might need them. It’s exciting that we are making that happen.”

For more information, call Madison’s Department of Public Works at 973-593-3088.

Sign up to get all the news as it happens at www.TAPinto.net/enews and follow us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/MadisonTAP/ and on Twitter at @MadisonTAP or @lirelandTAP.

Download the TAPinto app! Click here for AndroidClick here for iOS.

Got a news tip? Email us at lireland@TAPinto.net.

TAP Into Another Town's News:

You May Also Be Interested In

Sign Up for E-News


DAWN of a New Day: New Treatment Insights Shared at Atlantic Health's 18th Annual Stroke Symposium

May 21, 2018

MORRISTOWN, NJ – Time is of the essence when it comes to identifying and treating symptoms of stroke. It’s widely accepted that the sooner treatment is provided, the better the outcome will be. However, new research suggests that all hope isn’t lost for certain types of stroke victims whose symptoms aren't treated until later in time after last being seen as ...

SURVIVING A STROKE: Quick Medical Response Gives Mom Her Life Back

Carotid artery dissection. It’s one of the most common causes of stroke in younger adults.

And while you might not associate the word “stroke” with younger patients, the condition – if not treated immediately – could lead to paralysis and even death.

Lindsey Singh can attest to the importance of immediacy. The 31-year-old mother of two from Flanders experienced ...

A 'Gold Card' for Morris County Parents, Guardians of Killed Military

May 18, 2018

MORRISTOWN, NJ – Morris County Clerk Ann Grossi today announced the launch of the "Gold Star Parent ID Card Program" that allows Morris County parents, legal guardians or other legal custodians of members of the military who died while on active duty to access certain benefits, such as discounts extended to military families.

"Gold Star Parents can now ...


AtlantiCast: Episode 15

On this week’s AtlantiCast, learn some important tips for controlling and avoiding diabetes from an Atlantic Health System expert, see how Atlantic Health is advancing cutting-edge research, hear what’s being done to keep health care environmentally friendly and much more!