SACRAMENTO, CA – An Arizona-based non-profit organization said they help keep tons of trash out of landfills each day by finding people who have a need for what others consider used-up junk.
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Freecycle.org, in the tradition of Craigslist or eBay, hosts an online marketplace, only there are no prices for any of the items, and the things that are up for grabs might have otherwise been thrown in the trash by those who are trying to off-load them.
“You know, people throw away stuff that is so good,” said Citrus Heights resident Janet Menschel, a Freecycle.org user since 2005. She motioned toward her kitchen table, saying, “I got the lap table, the placemats, the chairs” from Freecycle. Menschel did not pay a penny for the items because they were listed by people at Freecycle.org who wanted only to get rid of them.