Swap Shack

Swap Shack with Sign_ Jan 22December 2023 - The Swap Shack is back open.  Because people have been leaving broken items and trash, the Swap Shack will be monitored by volunteers when it is open.  

Swap Shack Hours 

  • First and third Saturdays, 9:30–11:30 AM
  • First Wednesdays after first and third Saturdays, 12–2 PM

January Hours 


  • Sat., Jan. 6, Wed., Jan. 10, Sat., Jan 20, Wed., Jan. 24


  • Saturdays, Feb 3 & 17
  •  Wednesdays:  Feb. 7 &. 21


  • Saturdays: March 2 & 16 
  • Wednesdays: March 6 & 20  


  • Saturdays: April 6 & 20
  • Wednesdays: April 10 & 24

Please keep our new Swap Shack clean and tidy.  Place items on shelves neatly.  Don't bring trash or large items.  The Shack is designed to only allow small items.  We don't have the space or the resources to manage large items such as furniture, large toys or baby equipment.  Furniture in good condition can go to the Restore in Cromwell, and large toys and baby items can go to consignment.   Thank you for you support! 


The Middletown Swap Shack is located at the Recycling Center  on the corner of Johnson St and North Main St.  It is open limited hours, see above.   Residents are welcome to bring usable goods they no longer need for someone else to enjoy.  Residents are also welcome to take anything in the Swap Shack for their own use.   

  • We ask that people bring only usable items, such as household goods, books, toys, kitchen items, office supplies, and clothing for babies and toddlers.  Do not bring broken items than no one will want.  The Swap Shack no longer accepts adult clothing.  Clothing in good condition can be brought to ReBoot Eco's Swap Studio.  If it is not in good condition, it can be dropped in one of the City's textile bins.   
  • Since the building is small, we cannot accept furniture or large items for reuse.  We suggest you bring those to the Cromwell ReStore or ReConnstruction Center.    

Our Swap Shack is maintained by wonderful volunteers and we appreciate everyone taking good care of it.   If you are interested in volunteering, contact recycling@middletownct.gov.