Sharing or swapping resources is one efficient method to eliminate waste and engage in reuse. Groups of people come together at a swap to exchange items for free. These swaps can also be educational. By offering training or workshops on topics associated with the swap, attendees can leave with free stuff and knowledge. Swaps can lead to community building, and you can organize a swap event for just about anything!
Community based groups that help neighbors build community through a gift economy model.
Dakota County community swaps
Hennepin County Choose to ReuseSearchable database to buy, donate, sell, repair, rent, and share items in and around Hennepin County
Hennepin County swap party
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This list is provided as a guide to direct your donation, repair, resale, and rental questions. It is not exhaustive, nor does it constitute an endorsement of any of the businesses listed.
Last updated: February 1, 2022