Living Green Magazine:Freecycle: Find a New Home for Items You Want to Recycle

The American way of life seems to revolve around “stuff;” what you have and how much you have of it. But when it’s time to get rid of some of this “stuff” to replace it with new or to just free up some space in your home, it can be a challenge.

What if no one you know wants to take the stuff, stores like Goodwill are full, it’s not garage sale season, and you don’t want to simply throw it in a landfill? Then may be a great solution.

The Freecycle Network is not just a site, it’s a community of people giving and receiving good use items for free. The site has over 5,000 groups made up of over 8 million users. A “group” is a community that someone can join. The group’s geography is a person’s city or county. Besides the U.S., there are 122 other countries on The Freecycle Network.

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