Mission and History
The mission of the Swap Shoppe is to reduce the number of household materials entering the waste stream at the Simsbury Transfer Station by making selected useful and safe items available free to other town residents. Additionally, our goal is to promote awareness of the importance of recycling efforts within our community, provide resource assistance for currently less advantaged families and thus to enhance compliance with terms of the Eno Will governing use of the Transfer Station property.
Creation of a Swap Center in Simsbury was first proposed to the Simsbury Board of Selectmen in January 2001. During the following year and a half, a trailer donated by the Governor's Horse Guard in Avon was moved to the Transfer Station and modified with donations of time and funds from private businesses, individuals and the Town of Simsbury. The Recycling Committee became the project manager for the Swap Center and the Civitan public service organization volunteered to provide on-site management. Formal approval was received from the Board of Selectmen and in the fall of 2002 the Swap Center officially opened its doors. In 2009 the current building was acquired with funds from CRRA and opened that fall.
The Swap Shoppe is a project of the Simsbury Recycling Committee and is managed by the Recycling Committee and volunteers from Civitan of Simsbury and the Farmington Valley.
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