Saint Paul Reuse Swap Events

Saint Paul Public Works hosts community reuse swap events as a way to prevent usable items from being thrown away. Attendees can drop off gently used items that they no longer want and then browse the shelves for something new to take home. Saint Paul’s reuse swaps are free to the public and attendees are not required to bring any items to “shop” the swap.  

Join us in reducing waste and finding new treasures.

Party Supply Swap

July 19-20, 2024

Bring your unwanted party supplies, new or gently used, to the swap, where they can find new life at someone else’s celebration! Then, stick around and browse the shelves!


  • Friday, July 19 from 3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, July 20 from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. (no items may be dropped off after 12:30 p.m.)


  • Themed Decorations: Birthdays, baby showers, bachelor/bachelorettes, graduations, retirements, bar/bat mitzvah, and other celebration decor.
  • Signs: Yard signs, name place cards, banners, easels, selfie props, and more
  • Service Ware: Tablecloths, napkins, platters, serving utensils, cupcake holders
  • Accessories: Party hats, piñatas, party favors, balloons, crepe paper, and invitations
  • Formal Clothing: Wedding dresses, quinceañera dresses, baptism outfits, habesha kemis, suits, tuxedos, shoes, and more.


  • No stained, torn, or personalized items
  • No perishables
  • No electronics

You don't have to bring an item to participate. All items are taken and given freely. Leftover items will be donated. 

Facebook Event Links: 

July 19 - Event Link    July 20 - Event Link

Party Supply Swap Poster

Past Swap Events

The City of Saint Paul - Public Works - Solid Waste Team has been hosting swap events since 2021. Thank you to all who have participated! 

Last Edited: July 18, 2024