To date, more than 11,000 items have been kept from landfills through the local Freecycle group.
Fenton resident Stephanie Pytlowanyj heard about the online group in 2007. Members give each other yard-sale quality items they can no longer use, benefitting those in the community and saving items from being thrown in the trash.
There wasn’t a Fenton Freecycle group in 2007, so Pytlowanyj joined the Holly one. Several months later, she decided to begin a Freecycle group in Fenton. Now Linden is part of it, but Pytlowanyj still sees way too many usable items out by the curb on trash day, she said.