A swap gives you a place and time to swap your usable items for something new-to-you. It's a great excuse to clear out your closet, basement or garage and to try something new.
Winter Clothing Swap
Friday, Dec. 11, 4:30–7:30 p.m.
Veterans Memorial Community Center, 8055 Barbara Ave., Inver Grove Heights
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What to expect at a community swap
- Bring clean, usable items to the designated check-in area. Volunteers are available to help if needed.
- Sign a consent form, weigh your items, and answer a few questions at the check-in table.
- Take your items to the swap area.
- Place your items in the appropriately-categorized location.
- Browse for some new-to-you items that others have brought. Use the Try It Out area if needed.
Ideas of what to bring
Outdoor gear swap
- Camping: tents, backpacks, sleeping bags.
- Skiing/snowboarding: poles, boots, bindings, goggles.
- Biking: panniers, bags, lights.
- Hiking: poles, binoculars, headlamps, flashlights.
- Not sure? Ask if you can bring an item by emailing email@example.com.
Do not bring
- Items that do not fit into a typical vehicle.
- Items that cannot easily be lifted by one person.
- Guns, knives or anything that would be considered a weapon.
- Motorized items.
- Load-bearing rock-climbing equipment.
- Items that have been recalled.
- Hazardous waste.
- Dakota County reserves the right to review and ask that an item be removed from the swap.
Things to remember
- Bring the user manual or instructions if you have them.
- Dakota County staff will be on-site to help test items and figure out how you can use your new items correctly. Look for the Try It Out area outside of the Dakota Lodge.
- Dakota County cannot guarantee items are in working order.
Sign-up online to volunteer or contact Kirsten Wahlberg, 952-891-7595
Coordinate your own swap
Learn how to host your own swap by reading the Do-It Green Swap Guide.