Category Archives: Swap Shed

The Swap Shop at the Transfer Station

In 2015, the Swap Shop was launched at the Transfer Station in a small new building just downhill from the main recycling area (near the Red Cross bins).

Anyone with a recycling or trash sticker can use the Swap Shop: gently used items in good condition can be donated at the shop, and items can be picked up — all for free! The purposes of the Swap Shop is to keep more objects out of the trash, and to get perfectly usable items into the hands of those who can use them.

Do you love to visit the Swap Shop? Are you a people person? Will you have a few hours this year to volunteer doing something fun? We are looking for volunteers for the 2017 season.Working at the shop is fun, social, and satisfying! The more volunteers, the more often the shop can be open for business.

To get a volunteer application, please email either Corey York (Acton’s Town Engineer):, or Debby Andell (Green Acton member and volunteer scheduling assistant to Corey York:

Learn more about the Swap Shop Program here:


Swap Shed opening now targeted for Spring 2015

The Swap Shed is scheduled to be installed very late in the Fall of 2014. The plan by the Town is to operate the shed in warm weather months, so the shed will be in operation in the Spring of 2015.

Sep 12 Swap Shed Update

A note from Corey York with progress on getting a shed. Continue reading

Progress Report on Swap Shed

A meeting to make progress on an Acton Swap Shed at the Transfer station.
July 22, 4pm at the Transfer Station

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Background: Swap Shop

People in Acton often have items, which they no longer want or need, that are in fine shape for someone else to use. Imagine a space at the Transfer Station where people could leave such items, and perhaps find other items they might want to take!

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