Last spring the MGH launched a Swap Shop as a way to enhance recycling collaboration between its many departments. Spearheaded by Alys Myers, of the Center for Community Health Improvement, the “Partners Freecycle @ Work Swap Shop” allows staff to list items their department no longer wants and find items they need. “This is a great site for MGHers to list items they no longer have use for and also a way to search for items instead of purchasing new furniture,” Myers says. “We anticipate the program saving thousands of dollars.”
All MGH equipment is assigned tracking numbers. Items listed and exchanged are the property of Partners and should remain on site unless otherwise noted.
Myers adds that items with pictures and detailed descriptions get more attention, and once the exchange has been made, the item should be marked as “taken.”
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