Swap Shop Acceptable Items


All donations must be in clean, working order to be accepted by Staff. Donations will only be accepted if capacity is available. Capacity shall be determined by Swap Shop Volunteers or DPW Staff.

  • Art / Frames/ Non- Flammable Art Supplies
  • Baby stuff - Except car seats or pack-n-plays - CLEAN, not broken
  • Books / games (with all pieces) / puzzles (with all pieces)
  • Tools in working order
  • Fabric, yarn, sewing supplies
  • Fashion accessories, jewelry
  • Furniture - IF WE HAVE SPACE, not particle board, not broken, See exceptions below
  • Kid/ Children items - functional or fun - CLEAN, not broken
  • Luggage / handbags / wallets / back packs - CLEAN and functional
  • Musical Instruments
  • Office supplies, greeting cards, gift wrap, party goods
  • Pet equipment / supplies - CLEAN
  • Records / CDs / DVDs
  • Sports equipment - CLEAN and usable
  • Turntables, radios, speakers, clocks, cameras
  • Useful and/or decorative household objects and equipment – CLEAN
  • Yard and garden equipment, supplies, decor, plants, houseplants-NO HOSES


  • Baby car seats or Baby Pack & Plays—Safety Concerns
  • Bicycles & Bike Helmets—Try Craigslist
  • Blankets—Animal Rescue League needs
  • Broken or Particle furniture—Dispose of Properly
  • Broken machines—Dispose of properly
  • Building Supplies & Construction Materials —DPW fee
  • Car batteries—DPW fee
  • Ceiling Fans—Dispose of Properly
  • Chipped crockery—Dispose of properly
  • Computers / peripherals—Best Buy recycles what it sells/DPW Fee
  • Clothing and shoes—Use Donation bins – not taken in swap shop
  • Exercise equipment—If it works - try Craigslist
  • Flammable Liquids/Liquids—Dangerous- dispose of properly
  • Large appliances—If it works, try Craigslist
  • Magazines—Recycle with paper or bring to Brewster Library
  • Mattresses & Bed Frames—Health & Space issue – DPW fee
  • Medical Devices—Try COA or dispose of properly
  • Metal File Cabinets—Dispose of Properly—
  • Microwaves—If it works, try Craigslist
  • Smoke Detectors—Dispose of Properly
  • Stuffed Animals—Health Concerns
  • Tires—DPW fee—
  • Toilets—Health concerns-dispose of properly
  • TVs and computer monitors—Best Buy charges $20 to recycle them/DPW-Fee
  • Used Bed pillows / towels—Animal rescue League needs towels
  • VHS Tapes—Dispose of Properly
  • VCRs / DVD players —Best Buy will recycle them for free/DPW-Fee

The Swap Shop exists to remove things from the Town’s waste stream and serve as a recycle & reuse center. Please do not leave unwanted items or items that require a fee to dispose at the DPW/Recycle Center. Additional items may be added to this list at the discretion of the Swap Shop volunteers or the DPW staff. All decisions of the Swap Shop Volunteers on Duty are final.