Tuesday, May 02, 2006

Freecycle.org - Free Stuff and Good For the Environment

Freecylce.org works by letting people exchange stuff for free instead of throwing it away. As described on freecycle.org:
The Freecycle Network™ is made up of many individual groups across the globe. It's a grassroots and entirely nonprofit movement of people who are giving (& getting) stuff for free in their own towns. Each local group is moderated by a local volunteer (them's good people). Membership is free. To sign up, find your community by clicking on the region on the left. You may then go directly to your local group by clicking on "Go To" or you may immediately joining by clicking on "Join." It will generate an automatic e-mail which, when sent, will sign you up for the local group and send you a response with instructions on how it works. Can't find a group near you? You might want to consider starting one (click on "Start a Group" for instructions). Have fun!
Pretty cool if you ask me! I've seen some good things, microwaves, refrigerators, grills, and file cabinets. Of course these are things that might be otherwise thrown away, so they're probably not going to be immaculate, but sometimes you just need something to use a couple times...Check it out.


Todd D. said...

Freecycle in major cities is nerve-wracking. The Greater Houston freecycle list gets 250+ messages a day.

I failed to get rid of an old washer on Freecycle, but did get tips on how to fix it.

The last time I disposed of stuff, I posted a queen mattress and box spring set on Craigslist. Within an hour and a half, a nice couple showed up and picked it up. Awesome!

freedumb said...

Even in Honolulu, which is not that crazy, I see a fair amount of traffic...Today I saw 2 ACs, a 50" tv...jeez...probably doesn't work that well, but for free. I've used Craigslist...That's a good site too...