How many times have we said as we drive to the dump, 'I can't believe I'm chucking this stuff away, it works fine'. Freecycle is a not for profit organisation that has come up with an ingenious, yet simple way giving us a mechanism to give our stuff away that still works and someone wants. Local groups can be set up in towns and villages so why not take a look and look to set one up. If you do why not tell us about how its going via contact us.
[Recommeded by J in Garmouth January 2011]
Freecycle Network is made up of many individual groups across the globe. It's a grassroots movement of people who are giving (and getting) stuff for free in their own towns.
Freecycle groups match people who have things they want to get rid of with people who can use them. Our goal is to keep usable items out of landfills. By using what we already have on this earth, we reduce consumerism, manufacture fewer goods, and lessen the impact on the earth. Another benefit of using Freecycle is that it encourages us to get rid of junk that we no longer need and promote community involvement in the process.
How does Freecycle work?
Everything posted must be free, legal and appropriate for all ages. When you want to OFFER something - whether it's a chair, fax machine, piano or an old door, simply send an email to your group.
Maybe you're looking to acquire something yourself? Post a WANTED message and a group member may just have what you're looking for. Alert the group with a follow-up RECEIVED email.
After that it is up to the giver to decide who receives the gift from the responses only they receive and to set up a collection time, and finally post an item TAKEN message.