Swap Shop Program

The Swap Shop at the Lakeville Transfer Station was created to divert usable goods and materials from the waste stream. Transfer Station sticker holders may drop off items that have some useful life in them as well as pick something up that might be of use. 

Although it is called a swap shop, residents do not need to drop an item off to take an item from the shop. Smooth operation of the Swap Shop requires help from the Lakeville community.

The Swap Shop needs contributions of usable goods and materials as well as volunteers. To view the flyer for the Swap Shop, please click here.

Hours of Operation

The Swap Shop will be opening in April (depending on the weather)

  • Tuesdays: 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm
  • Fridays: 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
  • Saturdays: 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

The Swap Shop will be open from the Spring through the Fall months and the hours of operation will be dependent on the availability of volunteers to oversee the program.


All items shall be dropped off in the facility and deemed acceptable by the attendant. All other items left outside of the building and/or not approved by the attendant shall be rejected and residents are required to take the item back with them.


If the Swap Shop is collecting more items than it can handle, the staff and attendant have the discretion of refusing items.

Acceptable Items

All items must be clean, dry, and in good, usable condition.


Pots & Pans

Plates, Dishes, Cups, & Mugs

Knick Knacks

Framed Pictures

Games & Toys (Non-Electronic, Must be Complete, No Missing Pieces

Garden Tools (Non-Powered)

Jigsaw Puzzles (Must be Complete, No Missing Pieces)

Small Hand Tools (Non-Powered)

Small Wood Furniture (At the Discretion of Swap Shop Staff)

Holiday Decorations (No Light Strings) 

Non-Acceptable Items

Dirty, Moldy, or Broken Items

Liquids of Any Kind

Paint of Any Kind



Computers, Monitors, Laptops, & Printers


Curtains and Drapes

Stuffed Toys

Car Seats

Gas & Electric Powered Items (including Rechargeable Items) 

Items Not Listed

The acceptability of any items that is not specifically identified under the Acceptable or Non-Acceptable Items will be determined by the staff. The lists are subject to change.

The Decision of the Staff is Final

Any complaints should be submitted to the Superintendent of Streets by mail or email to:

Town of Lakeville – Transfer Station
346 Bedford Street, Lakeville, MA 02347


All complaints must include the following information:

  • Name
  • Address
  • Contact Information (phone or email)
  • Explanation of incident and parties involved