Swap Day

Spring Swap Day  – June 15, 2019 

Melrose will have two swap days in 2019, including a Spring Swap Day, which will be held on Saturday, June 15, from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. in the parking lot behind City Hall at 562 Main Street. The Fall Swap Day will be held on Saturday, September 28, same hours and location. The event is run by the Melrose Recycling Committee, with the support of the Melrose Department of Public Works.

Swap Day is a community reuse event that provides an opportunity to save reusable items from being discarded and give them a new life and a new home. You don’t have to bring something to take something. All items must be clean, gently used, working, complete, and able to be carried by one person. Items will be inspected and approved before they are eligible to be swapped. If you are looking to “de-clutter,” this is a good opportunity to give new life to items that may no longer have a place in your home but that have not outlived their usefulness.

Please see the Melrose Swap Day Acceptable Items for the acceptable and non-acceptable items for Swap Day.

Need to get rid of functional items or in need of new things before Swap Day? Check out this list of Reuse Resources put together by the city’s Solid Waste & Recycling Coordinator.


Blog article with photos of previous Swap Day .

Here are some helpful pointers and tips that were presented at the Sally Frank’s Farmer’s Market on September 3, 2015 by Clever Girl Organizing.

• Videos of  Clever Girl Organizing presentations:

Kids: Get Them Organized! Get Them Organizing!

Declutttering and Downsizing Tips

• Handouts:

Downsizing handout

Clever Girl Organizing Decluttering Tips and Donation Resources








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