SUMMIT, NJ - The Summit Free Market will officially open the doors of its new permanent home at the Summit Transfer Station on October 10, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event will be the first of two Free Market events, with the popular stop-drop-swap initiative again being conducted on October 17.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, item drop-off and shopping will be by appointment only, with Summit residents able to sign up for 30-minute time slots for the October 10 event via the City of Summit website. Masks will be required and temperatures taken of all entering the building.
Signups for the October 17 event will open at 12 p.m. on October 13.
Beginning in 2013, the Summit Conservancy led a community-wide effort to raise funds to build a permanent home for the Summit Free Market. It has donated the completed building to the City of Summit. The grand-opening ribbon cutting ceremony will be held at the new building on October 9 at 4 p.m. and is open to members of the public. Masks and social distancing will be required.
The Summit Free Market Committee is a student-run initiative that hosts seasonal events at the Transfer Station where residents are able to bring reusable, yard-sale quality items to share, and take whatever they may want or need at no charge. Since its inception in 2008, the Summit Free Market has served more than 5,000 residents and has kept over 160 tons of reusable material from the waste stream.
The City of Summit Transfer Station is located at 40 New Providence Avenue.