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Kitchen utensils standing upright in a container

Drop n Swap: Kitchen Gadgets

Stratford Public Library

Ever wonder what to do with the things you no longer want? If they are gently used, don't get rid of them, swap them!

Join SPL’s sustainability effort to keep unwanted items out of our landfill – drop it off here, and swap it for something you may treasure! Free to drop, free to “shop” - no money exchanged at all, no dropping necessary for swapping!

April 4-6: Spring cleaning? Refresh your kitchen with gadgets, appliances, and accessories that are new and different - to you!

How it works

The DROP | Thurs, Apr 4 (5-8) & Fri, Apr 5 (10-4): Drop off your gently-used items in the Library Auditorium (top floor). Items must be clean, gently used or unused, and in good condition. When you donate items, you will receive an "early bird" voucher for the swap on Saturday.

The SWAP | Sat, Apr 6 (10-4): Come pick out new items! You do not need to donate to participate but those who do will be admitted to the "early bird" timeslot from 10-10:30. General admission is from 10:30-4. 

*Please bring your own bags or boxes to take your new items home in
**Leftover items will be donated to Goodwill, and partnering organizations

What to donate

What to Bring: We can only accept items that are clean and in good condition including:

  • cookbooks, cookbook holders
  • manual or hand-held gadgets (garlic press, measuring spoons/cups, lemon/orange juicers, zesters, mortar & pestle, mixers, egg timers, strainers, teapots, canisters)
  • bakeware (metal, stone, or pyrex, cookie jars)
  • breadboxes, scales
  • rice cookers, fondue pots, waffle makers
  • table linens (clean/new)

What not to Bring: We cannot accept items that are dirty, damaged, in need of repair, or that are missing parts. We are unable to accept:

  • Anything bigger than a breadbox (microwaves, air fryers, instapots)
  • dishes, mugs or gran’s fine china
  • cutlery, pots or pans, cooking utensils (unless never used)
  • toasters, kettles (unless new)
  • tupperware, cookie tins, icecube trays
  • anything with a sharp point or blade (knives, choppers, blenders, peelers, pizza slicers, bbq forks etc)


Contact Robyn at or 519-271-0220 x132

Looking for more?

Plan ahead for more swaps!

  • July: Board Games and Puzzles
  • October: Books