Freecycling gives residents an opportunity to give away usable items they no longer need or want. But that's only half of it. The best part is that you can take anything that someone else doesn't want anymore. It's a big trading event and it's all FREE! Freecycling is a fun way to give discarded but functional items a new life and keep them from filling our already crowded landfills.
Due to COVID, we have reimagined Freecycling Days to prevent crowds from congregating around merchandise and keep everyone safe, while still enabling households to freecycle unwanted items. The Fall 2020 event was a big success, so we've expanded it to two days for spring.
Township residents who have items to freecycle may sign up by clicking the registration button above. Addresses and types of items will be published on a map (without names)on April 24 prior to 9 a.m. Registration deadline is 6 p.m., April 22. Only East Brunswick residents can participate, but anyone can browse for items. Freecycling is a community event for people to exchange usable items for personal use, not for resale.
Everyone who registers will receive this sign via email that can be printed out and displayed on Freecycling Days.
Typical Freecycled Items
Rules for Curbside Freecycling
Handbags & luggage
Toys & games
School & stationery supplies
ALL ITEMS MUST BE OFFERED FOR FREE
All participants must wear masks at all times and practice social distancing of at least 6 feet when browsing.
Limit touching of items
Participants must bring hand sanitizer and use before and after touching items (Owners may also provide sanitizer)
Follow all traffic rules; cars must be parked legally
Only one person or family may browse at a time to insure social distancing.
Limit browsing time to no more than 5 minutes if others are waiting.
Items are not for resale. Freecycling is an exchange of items for personal use.
AT THE END OF THE DAY, REMAINING ITEMS ARE THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE OWNER AND MUST BE PROPERLY REMOVED IN ACCORDANCE WITH TOWNSHIP REGULATIONS.
East Brunswick Freecycling Days are sponsored by The Friends of the Environmental Commission, the East Brunswick Recycling Center, and the East Brunswick Division of Recreation, Parks and Community Services
October 15, 2016: The event was cancelled on the 8th due to the weather and was held on the 15th. 410 cars stopped by to drop off and pick up items. News release, event flyer
May 1, 2016: Cancelled due to rain.
October 25, 2015: Held at the VoTech school
May 17, 2015: An estimated 12-15 tons of items were exchanged at the event. A total of 181 cars stopped by to drop and pick up items. Over 90% of what was left at the end of the day was taken for recycling. Clothes, shoes, and toys were picked up to be re-distributed. News release
October 26, 2014: Hundreds of cars stopped by and an estimated 30 tons of items were dropped off/picked up.
October 27, 2013: 250 cars unloaded items for freecyling. Estimated 30 tons were freecycled or recycled during the day.
May 5, 2013: Over 50 tons were freecycled or recycled during the day.
April 29, 2012: Over 30 tons were freecycled or recycled during the day.
October 23, 2011: About 28 tons were freecycled or recycled during the day.