Summit Free Market
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. Since its inception, an estimated 2500 Summit Free Market volunteers have kept more than 160 tons of reusable material from the waste stream, saving the City of Summit more than $25K in garbage tipping fees through its popular and successful community reuse initiative.
The committee operates seasonal events on consecutive Saturdays in the spring and fall at the City of Summit Transfer Station on New Providence Avenue.
Fall 2020 dates IN THE NEW BUILDING are Saturdays, October 10 and 17 from 8AM to 3PM at the City of Summit Transfer Station on 40 New Providence Ave. Due to COVID-19 coronavirus restrictions, the event will be by appointment only. Sign up for a 30-minute time slot for drop-off and to shop on Monday, October 5 at noon for the October 10 SFM event, and on Tuesday, October 13 at noon for the October 17 SFM event.
The Summit Conservancy, a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting environmental projects and sustainability in Summit, NJ led a fundraising effort for, and the construction of, the new Summit Free Market building. It will hold a grand opening ribbon-cutting ceremony as it donates the the new Summit Free Market building to the City on Friday, October 9 at 4PM. Members of the public are welcome to attend. Masks and social distancing will be required.
A virtual Summit Free Market group is on Facebook where items can be shared by contact-less pickup.
Information on how to volunteer or donate can be directed to the Summit Free Market Team.
Follow us on Facebook at The Summit Free Market.