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Brewster Cumulative Cases: 502 (108 in long-term care facilities)
Please note - # of cases may differ from state or county totals based on data collection methods. Long term care facility data reported to the state database includes all residents and staff tested at the facility. Brewster totals only include residents and staff that reside in Brewster. Click here for a chart of cases by date.

The Barnstable County Department of Health and Environment offers a helpline for COVID related questions, Monday-Friday, 8am-4:30pm, at 1-774-330-3001. 

Swap Shop Acceptable Items

The Swap Shop Can Accept:

All donations must be in clean, working order to be accepted by Staff

Useful and/or decorative household objects and equipment - CLEAN

Yard and garden equipment, supplies, decor, plants, houseplants

Furniture - IF WE HAVE SPACE, not particle board, not broken

Office supplies, greeting cards, gift wrap, party goods

Fashion accessories, jewelry

Luggage / handbags / wallets / back packs - CLEAN and functional

Sports equipment - CLEAN and usable

Fabric, yarn, sewing supplies

Working Musical instruments

Pet equipment / supplies - CLEAN

Kidstuff - functional or fun - CLEAN, not broken

Babystuff - except car seats - CLEAN, not broken

Building supplies / tools

Turntables, radios, speakers, clocks, cameras

Books / games (with all pieces) / puzzles (with all pieces)

Records / tapes / CDs / Videotapes / DVDs

Art / frames / non-flammable art supplies

The Swap Shop Cannot Accept:

VCRs / DVD players

Best Buy will recycle them for free/DPW-Fee

TVs and computer monitors

Best Buy charges $20 to recycle them/DPW-Fee

Computers / peripherals

Best Buy recycles what it sells/DPW Fee

Large appliances

If it works- try Craigslist


If it works- try Craigslist

Exercise equipment

If it works - try Craigslist

Chipped crockery

No one will take it- dispose of properly


Health concerns-dispose of properly


Recycle with paper or bring to Brewster Library

Flammable Liquids/Liquids

Dangerous- dispose of properly

Bicycles & Bike Helmets

Try Craigslist

Bed pillows / towels

Animal rescue League needs towels

Clothing and shoes

Use Donation bins – not taken in swap shop

Baby car seats

Safety Concerns

Stuffed Animals

Health Concerns

Broken machines

No one will take them- dispose of properly

Particleboard furniture

No one will take it-dispose of properly

Broken furniture

Dispose of Properly

Filthy stuff

Dispose of Properly


Health issue – DPW fee

Car batteries

DPW fee


If treads are not work, try Craigslist or DPW fee

Metal File Cabinets

Dispose of Properly

Ceiling Fans

Dispose of Properly

The Swap Shop exists to remove things from the Town’s waste stream and serve as a recycle & reuse center. Please do not leave unwanted items or items that require a fee to dispose at the DPW/Recycle Center. Additional items may be added to this list at the discretion of the Swap Shop volunteers or the DPW staff. All decisions of the Swap Shop Volunteers on Duty are final.