A Parliament of Owls: Swap Shed 2.0 seeks Volunteers

Totally not a photo of the Weston Swap Shed. And yet, fun. Photo by Liam McGarry on Unsplash

Did you know a group of owls is called a “parliament”? In the case of the Weston Owl, a Parliament is a guest post on this page. Since the Owl has migrated to the west coast temporarily, the following post has been guest-written by Debbi Darling, Westonian extraordinaire.


Swap Shed Update / Volunteers Are Needed at the Weston Transfer Station

Since June, a group of volunteers has been working with town management to create a viable plan to re-open the Swap Shed. This group has reviewed how swap sheds have successfully operated in other towns and has come up with a list of what is acceptable for a donation.

Given the institution of bulk waste fees, and the impending October 1 start of Pay-As-You-Throw, concerns have been raised about the quality of items to be left if the shed is not monitored.  So, in order to re-open the Swap Shed, volunteer shed attendants are needed.  Shed Attendants will help manage the intake and organization of the items that come into the Swap Shed. Attendant shifts will be on Saturdays for a two-hour duration and training will be provided.

The Swap Shed Strike Force (okay, the Owl may just have made up that name) is working with an Eagle Scout to hopefully build a kiosk so volunteers may be sheltered. A Starbucks pop-up location is also being considered [again, the Owl may have made that up].

The goal is to open on Saturdays initially, and then to expand to other days of the week.  Volunteers are invited to send a statement of interest to westonswapshed@gmail.com  and indicate their availability for Saturdays and other days of the week.

Be the first to see what treasures are left to swap! Volunteer!

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