Freecycle - Changing the world one gift at a time

@urbandekay (18308)
March 2, 2007 1:49pm CST
I run a local branch of Freecycle, anyone here use this service in their locality? Do you find it useful? all the best urban
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8 responses
16 Mar 07
I use freecycle all the time. It is an excellent idea for recycling unwanted items. One mans rubbish is another mans treasure; and for people with little money it is a godsend!
@mcrowl (1050)
• New Zealand
2 Mar 07
I've never heard of Freecycle. Do you want to tell us more about what it is? I assume from the name that it's a place where you can drop good recyclable stuff off, and other people can get it...is that the idea?
@mcrowl (1050)
• New Zealand
2 Mar 07
Now that I've read a few of the other posts I get the idea. For some years our local transit stations (they used to be called, rather more appropriately, 'tips' or 'refuse dumps') have had 'shops' where people can drop off stuff that's too good to go in the tip, but can be recyled. The one we go to most has a great selection of stuff, and we've bought furniture and plenty of books and other things from them.
@urbandekay (18308)
12 Mar 07
Yep, we're raiders of the lost skip too all the best urban
@crosa125 (1484)
4 Mar 07
sorry i'm a bit late this week for your discussion,no really i never been there,how is the payment?if is anygood can i ask why are you trying to rob us?how is pimp?
@urbandekay (18308)
4 Mar 07
Cheque arrived this morning so I guess your secrets safe, for a while anyway. Do you think we should move in on frog pimps action? Maybe a brothel of rats? all the best urban
• United States
4 Mar 07
Rats??? NO rats!!!
@urbandekay (18308)
4 Mar 07
Mwhahahahahahahaha Dr Evil (Urban dekay really)
• United States
2 Mar 07
I am really curious...What is Freecycle? Is it a form of recycling? Please tell us more... :)
@urbandekay (18308)
2 Mar 07
sorry I should have said http://www.freecycle.org/ all the best urban
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@jmcafam (2891)
• United States
2 Mar 07
Here is a link of what freecycle is exactly www.freecycle.org
@Poison_Girl (4163)
• United States
3 Mar 07
I was on several Freecycle lists before I moved. I haven't joined any yet in my new place. However, my friend is on Freecycle and she helped me get furniture for my new place! Gotta love Freecycle! Oh, and Craig's List, too.
@ycswid (279)
• Canada
2 Mar 07
I love Freecycle. We have a local one here in Hamilton, Ontario and another recycle site that developed when the owners were no longer willing to run under freecycle rules. I have given away many items and received many items also. I like that I can post items that I no longer have any use for and know that someone will respond who wants that item. It keeps things out of the landfill! Some people that I tell about the concept find it difficult to believe but it's true. You can get unbelievable things for free. The unfortunate part is the abusers who troll the sites for free stuff to resell. But I'm a great believer in Karma so it's all good. Just to show some of you who may not be aware - my electric knife gave up and before I went out and bought a new one I posted a wanted to freecycle, just in case someone had an extra. Well I did get a response and the person even delivered it to me! I also received a Nordictrak manual treadmill for free and those aren't cheap! It's a wonderful concept that is certainly growing in my area. Nice that you have taken on your local branch.
@jmcafam (2891)
• United States
2 Mar 07
I belong to my local freecycle group here in Washington St. I find it very good to know that I am not just throwing out what I know longer need and I am able to find new homes for the things that are still useable.It is a wonderful way to keep items out of the dump and to give them to people who want them.
@minnie_98214 (10572)
• United States
2 Mar 07
I do use this in my areas and i love it. Another good place for free stuff is craigslist.org they have a free listing amoung others.