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. Freecycling is a community event for people to exchange usable items for personal use, not for resale.
WE NEED VOLUNTEERS! Freecycling Day is a community event run by by volunteers. Please click on the button below to sign up to volunteer with us!
Typical Freecycled Items
Handbags & luggage
Toys & games
School & stationery supplies
Rules for Freecycling & Prohibited Items
ALL ITEMS MUST BE OFFERED FOR FREE
All participants must follow current state and local COVID guidelines.
Limit touching of items
Follow all traffic rules; cars must be parked legally
Items are not for resale. Freecycling is an exchange of items for personal use.
PROHIBITED items include: large furniture pieces, mattresses, televisions, computer monitors, paints, VHS tapes, computer disks, pesticides, tires, toiletries, unframed mirrors, food or any hazardous materials. FriendsEBEC reserves the right to reject items.
Explore Photos from Past Freecycling Events
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.