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Welcome to the Cape Swap Shop!

Cape Elizabeth Swap Shop

** The Swap Shop is currently closed due to the coronavirus emergency **

The Swap Shop was established in the fall of 1996, a joint project of the Public Works Department and the Recycling Committee. Among the reasons for its creation were:

To divert usable goods and materials from the trash hopper -- Less trash may mean lower "tipping" costs and less tax money going to garbage fees To create a place where usable goods, which still have life in them, can be made available for use by others

Smooth operation of the Swap Shop requires help from all Cape citizens. Obviously the Swap Shop needs contributions of usable goods and materials. That sometimes requires judgment regarding what should be saved and what should be placed in the hopper. This brochure can help you make those decisions. The Swap Shop also requires volunteer assistance and ideas for organizing the items at the Swap Shop. If you want to help out or share your ideas, contact the Recycling Committee.

What the Swap Shop Accepts:
What the Swap Shop Does Not Accept
Usable household items including:
  • toys and sporting goods
  • curtains/dishes/other housewares
  • working electric/electronic appliances
  • yard tools/hardware
  • kitchenware
  • books and magazines
  • TVs and computer monitors
  • Broken items beyond repair, or which have sharp edges
  • Clothing (use the Goodwill Bin)
  • Latex paint between the months of November and April
  • Any non-latex paint or solvents
  • Refrigerators, stoves or similar large appliances*
  • Mattresses and bedding*
  • Food or other perishable items
  • Household trash
  • Bottles and jars (put these in the "silver bullet" bin)

    *See the attendant for disposal of these items


This is your Swap Shop.
Please help us make it work for all of us!!!


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Recycling Committee:
  • Kara Lavender Law
  • Jennifer H. MacDonald
  • Nicole Boucher
  • Matthew Faulkner
  • Aubrey Miller
  • Bruce Rayner
  • Tim Trachimowicz
  • Email them all