Have your trick or treaters outgrown their Batman, Spider-man and Woody outfits?
Nutley is offering families a chance to exchange them in for different ones. Officials say it’s a way to save money and to help save the planet.
Members of Greenutley said that swapping the costumes of only half of the children who celebrate Halloween would reduce annual landfill waste by 6,250 tons - equivalent to the weight of 2,500 midsize cars.
"Halloween can be an eco-friendly holiday," Commissioner Mauro G. Tucci said. “Swapping costumes is a great way to save families money and teach our youngsters that recycling is fun
Monday is the last day costumes can be donated to the Parks and Recreation Department at 44 Park Avenue Costumes. Costumes should be clean and on a hanger marked with the size . In return, you will get an exchange ticket that allows you to pick a new-to-you costume for yourself or your kids on our Swap Day, Thursday, Oct. 3. The swap will run from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the Gymnasium at 44 Park Ave.
For further information contact the Department of Parks and Recreation at 973-284-4966, between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.