Founded in 2008, the Summit Free Market is a volunteer, student-run program that works to reduce the amount of reusable material that enters Summit’s waste stream. We aim to make Summit a more sustainable, environmentally-friendly town and focus on the sense of community and giving back through this popular and successful community reuse initiative. We work with a growing team of dedicated student and adult volunteers who want to help the environment and the Summit community.
At our seasonal events held at the City of Summit Transfer Station, Summit residents can donate yard-sale quality goods that they no longer need and provide them for other residents to take for free. Residents can also come and “shop,” or browse what others in the community have donated in search for free, high-quality items like sports equipment, outdoor furniture, appliances, and kids toys, just to name a few examples.
Our efforts have kept an estimated 160 tons of waste out of the waste stream in the twelve years that the Summit Free Market has been in action. Join us today by donating or taking goods, volunteering, or supporting us to benefit the Summit community and the environment.
The Summit Free Market holds events on consecutive Saturdays in the spring and fall. Fall 2020 dates will be announced soon.
There are certain items that the Summit Free Market does and does not accept based on safety protocols. To see the donation guidelines in more detail, click here.
Interested in donating or taking goods? Check out our virtual facebook page or the COVID-19 Updates section to learn more about how we’re keeping the Summit Free Market in action during the pandemic.
Interested in volunteering or getting involved? Contact us!