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Trash to Treasure

With October 1st being one of the biggest moving days in Edgewater and Rogers Park, our neighbors in the 49th Ward are holding a Trash to Treasure Swap. Sponsored by Alderman Joe Moore, the 49th Ward Green Corps and the City of Chicago Department of Environment, the event will take place the weekend of October 4th and 5th at 2017 W. Howard (site of the former Dearborn Wholesale Grocery and Hi Neighbor Grocery).

Here’s how it works:
On Saturday, October 4th, from 12 Noon to 4:00 p.m., drop off your old “trash”–things that are still usable for others but no longer have a place in your home. Come back on Sunday, October 5th, to take home a “treasure” or two.

Those who drop off items on Saturday get a ticket to the “Preview Pick-Up” for first dibs on others’ unwanted stuff. The Preview Pick-Up will take place on Sunday, October 5th from 12 Noon to 2:00 p.m. After the Preview Pick-Up, the doors will open from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., and everyone is welcome to TAKE IT ALL AWAY!

Be part of the solution and keep reusable resources in our community and out of landfills!


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