Archive for the ‘Recycling Info’ Category

Daily Breeze:South Bay Parenting: Craigslist, Freecycle give goods new lives

Tuesday, September 9th, 2014

Before the Internet, you had a few choices for offloading unwanted stuff, including garage sales, donating it to a charity or tossing it.

But Craigslist, Freecycle and similar websites have given us another option: offering up waste to complete strangers, which is at least better than adding to landfills and may help someone in need if that someone happens to need a bag full of used wine corks.

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WallStCheatsheet:Top 8 Money-Saving Tips for Women

Monday, August 11th, 2014

Also, check out the website Freecycle. Users advertise a wide variety of items for free — you just have to go pick them up. And many restaurants offer birthday rewards to members who sign up for their online newsletter: you can usually score free appetizers, drinks, or desserts. Once you start saving, use your extra cash wisely. Bulk up your emergency fund, funnel more cash to your IRA, or open a college fund for your kids.

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PC Advisor: How to dispose of a laptop or PC: recycle, give away or sell

Sunday, August 10th, 2014

How to dispose of a laptop or PC: Freecycle it

If you’re feeling generous, or you don’t think your old laptop or PC is worth much, you can give away a working computer to someone who would benefit from it. You might know someone, but if not, sign up to your local Freecycle group.

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Echo News: Recycle everything with Rochford District Council

Saturday, August 9th, 2014

• Pool and Beach Toys

Some pool toys such as buckets and spades are made out of rigid plastics that are not accepted at the recycling centres or in your kerbside recycling collection. If you’re no longer using them, give them away on Freecycle or ask local playgroups if they can make use of them. Plastic paddling pools are non-recyclable but they could be reused to cover bikes with later in the year.

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EP Magazine Online: Nine Ways to Make Money by Going Green

Thursday, August 7th, 2014

Freecycle. Not strictly a way of making money, but certainly a good way of saving it, the Freecycle community exists online and offers things to the group for free. Sign up to your local community group and post your unwanted items for collection — while seeing what’s up for grabs!

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Archinect: Urban Salon launches Museum Freecycle UK – an exhibition recycling network

Tuesday, July 15th, 2014

A national museum recycling network, Museum Freecycle UK, was launched today to encourage the recycling and reuse of exhibition build elements between museums by Urban Salon and the Freecycle Network. The launch coincides with UK Recycle Week. Museum Freecycle UK is the first industry-wide and national Freecycle network created since Freecycle was founded in Tucson, Arizona in 2003.

The idea was floated in an article by Alex Mowat, Creative Director of Urban Salon in Design Week two weeks ago and received such a positive response, that Urban Salon went on to work with the Freecycle Network to set up the online portal. The group is being run by Urban Salon with the support of SHARE Museums East and The Collections Trust.

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Burton Mail: Warning over scam issues on free site

Saturday, July 12th, 2014

THE Burton branch of an initiative which allows people to support their community by offering items for free is urging people to be aware of scammers.

Freecycle allows people to offer up any items they are looking to throw away to other people in the area via a special website.

The Burton branch has more than 50 items on offer but has had to issue advice and warnings to members after a big increase in people being hit by scams.

A spokesman for the group said: “Freecycle has recently seen a big increase in scammers who are abusing the good and kind nature of our fantastic members.

“The most common scam involves someone offering high-end or desirable items but telling you that they have moved house or are working away but that they can post or courier the item to you for a fee.

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Daily Finance: How to Get Free Moving Materials

Friday, July 11th, 2014

The average price for packing materials needed to move a three-bedroom home can cost you up $200. That’s definitely not cheap, but sites like can help.

Freecycle sites set up groups and individuals with free items for reuse or recycling. All you have do is enter your location and search or place an ad for moving-boxes. They’re a frequently featured item, so they should be easy to find nearby.

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KTRH:Nine Steps for Getting Rid of Your Junk

Tuesday, June 17th, 2014

5. Use to give things away. It’s a website where you post stuff you don’t want. Usually there’s someone out there who’ll want to take it and fix it up. They probably CAN’T fix it, but that’s fine because now it’s THEIR junk.

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Salisbury Journal: St Mark’s project to raise funds for garden shed

Saturday, June 14th, 2014

“We’ve been given seeds, tools and compost by our local SCATS store and members of the public have donated tools and equipment through Freecycle.

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