Free Market

Free Market Hours:

*Due to health and safety concerns regarding COVID-19, the Free Market ‘Store’ is closed until further notice.*

The Free Market “Store” is located next to the OPIRG Peterborough office. Room 102 at Sadleir House, 751 George St. N. Peterborough, ON, K9H 7P5.

About the Free Market

The Free Market began by the initiative of a small group of Trent students in 2005, who wanted to promote the values of reusing and recycling over discarding and “re-consuming”.

Now, the Free Market “Store” continues to be an anti-capitalist and anti-consumerism program that collects donations and gives them back for free to anyone who wants clothing, books, and household items.

In addition to keeping the space open, OPIRG Peterborough organizes numerous events each year, so watch out for giveaways on campus!

The Free Market Bulletin Board
Have you had a chance to check out the Free Market board?

We have a new textbook inventory sheet! If you find a textbook that you would like to take home, just check it off the list!

Image Description: One of our Free Market Bins at the Trent University Campus

Drop off bins:
Want to donate but busy during our hours?
We have donation drop off bins in:
– Lady Eaton College (by the college office)
– Otonabee College (down the hall from the cafeteria)
– Champlain College (beside the Ceilie)
– Gzowski College (bottom floor in hallway of South entrance)
– Traill College (basement of Wallis Hall near the mail room and CUPE3908 office).

For more information see maps below.

WE DO NOT ACCEPT: pillows, sheets, bedding, towels, blankets, undergarments, stuffed animals or large items.

Traill Campus – Free Market Bin Locations