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Free Market System: Popular Drop and Swap Events Return to Summit Transfer Station Oct. 15 and 22

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SUMMIT, NJ - The Summit Free Market, the popular student-run initiative that sees residents bring reusable, yard-sale quality items to the Summit Transfer Station to share, and take whatever they may want or need at no charge, is returning for the fall, with events set for October 15 and 22.

Beginning at 8 a.m. and concluding on 3 p.m. each of the two days, the event also serves to recycle items that may otherwise have would have would up in the waste stream. In fact, since its inception in 2008, the Summit Free Market has served more than 5,000 residents and has kept over 125 tons of reusable material from being discarded.

“The Summit Free Market is a vital community resource,” explains Summit Mayor Nora Radest. “For the past nine seasons, high school and middle school volunteers have worked together to organize the free market event and find new homes for quality goods that may have otherwise been discarded.”

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The Summit Conservancy is currently raising funds to construct a permanent home for the Summit Free Market at the Transfer Station, targeting a spring 2017 completion date.

The City of Summit Transfer Station is located at 40 New Providence Avenue.

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