If you don’t want to send your pre-used or pre-loved items straight to landfill, why not consider re-using or recycling?
With Forbes Shire Council’s Bulky Waste Clean-up just around the corner, now is the time to sort through unwanted items and determine the most appropriate ‘next step’ in their life.
Local environment enthusiast Nina Crawford suggests everyone should look up the website Free Cycle and see if someone is looking for an item they have.
The site works as a trading system and all items listed on the site are free.
“See if there is someone else that might like it,” Ms Crawford said of unwanted items.
Ms Crawford said items listed on the site do not need to be brand new but emphasised it is important people provide accurate descriptions of the items.
It doesn’t matter if it is a chair with only three legs, just ensure this is the description given, Ms Crawford said.
“Rather than shove it in the tip, it could be sent round again for other people to enjoy.
“Its all part of reduce, reuse, recycle,” she said.
Ms Crawford said people are often surprised what can be traded on the site.
To access Free Cycle visit www.freecycle.org