Tuesday, March 07, 2006

Recycle with Freecycle(TM)

My mother recently sent me a link to an organisation called freecycle.org. It is a great concept. They support people to link up or create local groups who run an email list. On the list you can post and respond to offers of items that you want to get rid of but can't bear to throw away.
You know the things.
That old film camera that someone must want but you don't.
The kids outgrown toys that no-one has time nor inclination to put in a garage sale.
The carpet from the spare bedroom that still has some wear in it but no longer matches the new paint.
There must be someone out there who want's it.
Well with any luck they are tuned into the local freecycle group.

One person's trash is another person's treasure after all!
The aim is to keep good stuff out of landfill.

You can find your local group at www.freecycle.org and if there is no group in your area you can apply to start your own. I started Freecycle Byron Bay for my local area. It's quite painless and there is lots of support.


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majicmiss said...

Thanks for this site,its great! we needed a large birdcage as our love birds had babies and there it was on this site,just a short drive from home!

Thanks again,
Jill :)