The next time you want to toss your trash – think Freecycle first. It’s a forum where people can offer their ‘stuff’ or request items that others may have to give. You know those items that you don’t want to toss … high chair, weight bench, bicycle parts? Offer them on Freecycle and decide who gets them. You’ll find a way to clean your clutter and give back to someone in need.
Freecycle (TM) provides individuals and non-profits an electronic forum to “recycle” unwanted items. One person’s trash can truly be another’s treasure!
Everything posted must be free, legal, and age-appropriate. Whether it’s a chair, a fax machine, piano, or an old door, it can be posted on the network. Maybe you’re looking to acquire something yourself? Respond to the posting directly. After that it is up to the giver to set up a pickup time for passing on the treasure.
“Think globally, recycle locally.” The Freecycle(TM) Network is open to all cities and to all individuals who want to participate. Freecycle(TM) groups are run by local volunteer moderators from across the globe who facilitate each local group — Grassroots at its best!
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