Pricing is always right at the “take it or leave it” discount
BEDFORD, NY —The “Take it or Leave it” cabana is now open for the season and the unmistakably unique effort that Bedford 2030 is bringing to you is looking for volunteers to help the boutique staff.
Bedford residents can drop off unwanted household items that are still in good working order, or pick up and reuse items left behind by others. Anyone can come and pick up items for free. The idea behind The Take It Or Leave It (TIOLI) shed is to help recycle and reuse items, and reduce consumption and waste.
The take-out or leave-in shed is open Saturdays from 10 a.m. to noon from May to October at the Bedford Hills station parking lot (behind the station by route 117). Even when the shed is closed, potential donors, barters and treasure hunters can visit the TIOLI Facebook group.
Bedford 2030 is always looking for volunteers and now that the Take Out or Leave Hangar is open for the summer, the group needs volunteers to work at the reception table every Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. 30. The fun, yet satisfying job is to greet customers, help them register, and support the reuse of goods that would otherwise go to waste.
Please note that special COVID procedures remain in place at the TIOLI Shed.
To donate, pull over and turn off your car. Open the chest and the volunteers will remove the acceptable items. If there are too many things to store in the shed at the end of the day, donations may stop being accepted before closing time.
Visitors must register at the reception table, use hand sanitizer, follow the arrows and take turns.
The shed is closed when it rains or in case of bad weather.
Accepted at Cabanon TIOLI:
Clean items that are still in good working order, office supplies, school supplies, toys, puzzles, crafts, small appliances, small electronics, home decor, lamps, tools and small hardware, plants, seeds, etc.
Not accepted at Cabanon TIOLI:
Missing, broken or soiled objects, toys or appliances whose batteries are discharged, sports equipment, objects bearing the names of sponsors (mugs, satchels, water bottles, etc.), luggage, seasonal items (only accepted in season), car. The TIOLI shed cannot accept anything larger than what would fit in an ordinary shopping cart.
Please post larger items, furniture, rugs, outdoor sets or sporting goods to the TIOLI – Bedford Facebook group.
For the full list of acceptable TIOLI items and what to do with anything you want to get rid of, visit the Zero Waste Toolkit – Bedford 2030.
Interested volunteers can sign up here or email this address.