Local Events August 11, 2023

Scotch Plains Freecycle 2023

Feel like getting a jump on your spring cleaning? Want to clear out the clutter in your home before Christmas? Let your trash become another man’s treasure at the Scotch Plains Freecycle 2023 event.

  • What: Scotch Plains Freecycle 2023
  • Where: Brookside Park (1255 Hetfield Ave)
  • When: Saturday, September 9th from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm
  • Admission: FREE
  • Contact: Scotch Plains Department of Parks & Recreation (908) 322-6700 ext 223 or via email

Scotch Plains Freecycle 2023

Have your kids outgrown their toys? Did you redecorate your home but don’t know what to do with your old stuff? Are your shelves brimming with old books that need a new home? Don’t toss them to the curb. Bring it all to the Freecycle event. If Mother Nature decides not to cooperate on September 9th, organizers set a rain date of September 10th.

For efficiency, you need to register on Scotch Plains’ Community Pass website. Choose a time slot in which to drop off your items. Acceptable items to donate include books, toys, games, puzzles, sports equipment, small appliances, kitchenware, and holiday decorations. No glass or bicycles, please. All items must be in good condition and working properly or else they will be turned away.

Once everything gets dropped off and categorized/organized appropriately, the shopping begins. From 10:30 am to 12:30 pm, the public is welcome to look through all donated materials and take whatever they want home with them. Not only does this keep them from piling up in our landfills, but they are offered absolutely free of charge. Can it get any better than that? You don’t even have to be a Scotch Plains resident to participate. All are welcome to join.

Scotch Plains DOGust Celebration

Scotch Plains Township’s Freecycle event doesn’t take place until September. But the DOGust Celebration happens this weekend. Bring your pooch to Jerseyland Park between 9:30 am and 12:30 pm for some family-friendly fun in the sun.

Scott Gleason, CRS at Coldwell Banker Westfield, NJ Luxury Homes