Monday, 15 September 2008
Do you freecycle?
Every week or so I check out the new postings on my local FREECYCLE group. Today, I managed to snag a children's sandpit for the new play garden we are working on. That's one item ticked off the wish list!
Freecycle is a great resource - basically you can post goods as "offered" or "wanted" and other members of the freecycle community can get in touch if they are interested in your goods or if they have what you are looking for. The pièce de résistance? Everything is FREE!!!!
The premise behind the freecycle network is to "change the world one gift at a time" by re-using functionable goods that you no longer want and passing them on to other people who have a need for them: save on waste and landfill, encourage recycling of products and help others de-clutter unwanted items.
To find your nearest group check out freecycle.org.uk in the UK or freecycle.org/group/US for the United States. Other global groups are listed online here. It is truly a worldwide green phenomenon.
Posts change frequently so check it out on a regular basis. You might be surprised what's on offer, after all one man's junk is another man's treasure.
Get on your bike and get freecycling!