Meet Joseph Nicoletti, the Commissioner of DPW in White Plains in front of his most fabulous TILI.
TILI stands for Take it or Leave it. A place to donate good used surplus household items, garden toys, household tools, play items, building supplies, exercise equipment, old but working condition TVs and all those things that really should be re-used, rather then chucked into the garbage.
And at the same time, a place to pick up that extra vase, the drying rack, the home bike and those large outdoor plastic kids toys.
The front is built from recycled materials and is made to look like an old western style store, but behind the sliding doors are two shipping containers that keep things nice and dry. The TILI is staffed by volunteers and does vivid business during opening hours.
What a great idea, something that should be replicated in each community.