SUMMIT, NJ - Mayor Nora Radest, Council President David Naidu, members of Common Council and City staff will all be on hand as the Summit Conservancy hosts a groundbreaking ceremony for the new Summit Free Market building on Saturday, March 23, beginning a 9:30 a.m., at the City of Summit Transfer Station.

The building project is partially funded by private donations raised by the Conservancy, a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting environmental projects and sustainability. To date, the organization has raised nearly 40 percent of the $375,000 necessary for the construction of a permanent home for the Summit Free Market reuse initiative.

The City of Summit has provided grant monies and in-kind contributions to further off-set the amount needed to be complete the project.

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Since 2008, the student-run Summit Free Market has kept more than 120 tons of reusable material from the waste stream, saving the City of Summit more than $25,000 in tipping fees over the 10-year period.

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