PEOPLE are giving stuff away for free as part of a movement that has bloomed in the Hunter.
Groups have sprung up in Lake Macquarie, Newcastle, Maitland, Port Stephens, Singleton and Muswellbrook linking with freecycle.org
They are part of the Freecycle Network, which began in 2003 in Arizona in the US.
It has spread to 85 countries, with thousands of groups and millions of members.
Nicole Chin, of Morisset Park, started the Lake Macquarie group when she moved from Sydney.
‘‘I had a lot of stuff I wanted to get rid of, but it was too good to go into a skip bin,’’ Ms Chin said.
Ms Chin said the site was free to join. Items were given away for free and could not be bought or sold.