Neighborhood Swap Days

​​​A g​reat way to give your items a new home - instead of sending them to the landfill!​​​​​​

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Upcoming Swap D​​​​​ays

The City of Ann Arbor Office of Sustainability and Innovations and invite you to attend a Neighborhood Swap Day on June 29th at  Pioneer High School in Ann Arbor. Bring items in good condition like clothes, books, household items and appliances and find something new to you. Everything at the swap is free and we do not require you to bring items as a condition of being able to take items. Items can be brought to the event from 10am-2pm and items will be available to take from 11am-2pm.  Our goal is to reduce the number of items that are going to the landfill and prevent the environmental co​st of production. RSVP (encouraged, but not required) at

What​​ is a Swap ​Day?

​Swap days are opportunities for community members to come together and offer items for free and exchange goods. Think clothes, books, decor, small appliances, etc. It's a perfect way to give yo​ur unwanted items a new home, instead of sending them to the landfill - and a great way to find that item you've been looking for, without having to buy it new! Smaller items not taken on swap days will be picked up by City volunteers as a donation to social-services agencies and thrift shops (please see the donation guidelines below). Our swap days are typically organized within neighborhoods, with residents of the neighborhood able to leave items in their yards, and all Ann Arbor residents welcome to peruse those items and take what they want.

Don​​​ation Guidelines

​Please click here for a list of items that will not be accepted for donation to social services agencies or thrift shops following City-run swap days.

Swap Day Planning Guide

​Interested in hosting a swap day in your community​? Check out this how-to guide we've put together, with six simple steps to organizing a swap day! Once you've planned your event, please let us know about it by filling out this form. And after your e​vent, we'd love to hear your feedback on how it went!


Pho​tos from​​​ Previous Swap Days


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Contact Info​

Will Garcia
​​Sust.​ Coordinator, Circular Economy

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