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2. Scour Online Marketplaces©Image Credit: Rawpixel/Deposit Photos

Websites like Facebook Marketplace, Craigslist, and Freecycle often have listings for free plants. Gardeners moving homes or thinning out their collections frequently give away excess plants rather than toss them. Set up alerts for “free plants” in your area and be ready to pick up quickly.

Global Society News: Freecycle: Transforming trash into treasure

In a world increasingly burdened by waste, The Freecycle Network® stands out as a beacon of environmental stewardship and community spirit. With over 5,000 local groups and more than 11 million members globally, this grassroots nonprofit is revolutionising the way we think about giving and receiving.

Founded on May 1, 2003, by Deron Beal, Freecycle started as an innovative solution to a common problem. While working for RISE, a Tucson-based nonprofit providing recycling services and transitional employment, Beal noticed that many perfectly usable items were being discarded. Determined to find a more efficient way to repurpose these goods, he created an email group for Tucson residents, allowing them to offer and request items freely. This simple yet powerful idea quickly gained traction, evolving into a global movement.

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3. Donate and Rehome

Many things you no longer need may still be beneficial to other people. Think about giving household items, toys, clothing, and furniture to thrift stores, shelters, or local charities. You can also give things away for free by using local community groups or internet marketplaces like Craigslist and Freecycle. Where to get a free blood pressure monitor?

9. **Consider Freecycle or Craigslist**

Platforms like Freecycle or Craigslist often have individuals giving away items they no longer need. Browse through these platforms to see if anyone is offering a free blood pressure monitor in your area. Where to donate computer monitors?

1. Craigslist or Freecycle

Consider posting your monitor on websites such as Craigslist or Freecycle. There may be individuals or organizations in your local community that could benefit from your donation.


“As the executive director of a small charity (with extremely limited staffing) but with a huge global mission, it was critical that we find a partner that was able to provide us with latchkey services that would just work and would provide the critical additional ad income for our global mission of keeping good stuff out of landfills via online and globally local gifting. Publift has delivered in spades on all counts. We highly recommend them.”

Deron Beal, Founder | United States

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Freecycle is an online platform where individuals can give away items they no longer need. By joining your local Freecycle community, you can find people giving away laptops for free. Keep an eye on the listings and promptly respond if you find an offer that matches your needs.

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6. Browse Freecycle

When it comes to free stuff there’s a site that I often recommend – and that’s Freecycle.

This handy site lets you get stuff for free and give away stuff that you no longer want. This saves waste and money too.

Have a browse on there to see if you can find anyone giving away free gardening supplies. You could find things like planters, compost, and gardening tools on there for free.

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(Please note that the article sits behind a paywall)

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Parents can check if their child’s school or Parent Teacher Association (PTA) has a second-hand selling group, where you may be able to pick up pre-loved items. While this might not be available at every school, you could try organising your own second-hand sale with the school or check social media sites and apps such as Facebook Marketplace or Freecycle.