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The e-commerce site eBay was started with the simple idea that one person’s trash is another’s treasure. It’s also a great way to make money and avoid sending things you don’t want to the landfill. But when it comes to heavy items like furniture, eBay is not a great option, since heavy items are expensive and difficult to ship. Instead, look at local used-item sites like Craigslist, FreeCycle (where every transaction is totally free) and even growing companies like Kaiyo, which picks up your furniture and sells it for you.

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You can give mattresses away via a local gifting group, like Buy Nothing or Freecycle.

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One way to help reduce waste is to skip buying a new costume wrapped in plastic and make your own, or find a used one instead. Take sheets, old and unwanted clothing, and check out websites like or for free costumes. You can also check your local free/buy nothing groups on Facebook and other social media sites.

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Both cities have claimed to be doing all they can in recycling and reusing. In London, helps match people with items to throw away and those with space to fill.

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Use Freecycle to nab free sofas, coffee makers & more (plus find your old stuff a new home)

Giveaway sites such as Freecycle and Freegle can be a great way to recycle unwanted items, as well as save some cash, with listings covering everything from Etch A Sketches to espresso makers, and designer sofas to dungarees.

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This website is all about keeping things out of landfills. Here, you can find everything from clothes to appliances to building materials. Freecycle is perfect if you’re looking to upcycle or repurpose something. From Toys to TVs, here’s how to get stuff from freebie sites

Freecycle Cork –

The dedicated website has entire sections for communities across Cork city and West Cork to both post ‘offers’ and ‘wanted’ to give or receive what they need.

The Non-profit Freecycle Network spans across the globe with a community of over 9 million members, all giving (and getting) stuff for free in their own towns and keeping good stuff out of landfills.

Right now, there are listings in Cork for everything from couches, bedside lockers, rocking chairs, sofa beds, full dining sets and secondary school textbooks – all free to a good home.

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Nab free food from Pret, Costa, local bakeries & more (plus eat neighbours’ leftovers for free… if you dare)

Whether it’s burgers, beer or blackberries, a free food and drink-sharing app offers you quality grub for free. The idea is that instead of binning surplus food, people sign up to Olio and offer it to their local community – think Freecycle for food. 25 Best Ways & Tips to Get Free Christian Books

19. Freecycle

Freecycle is another “give away” platform that is not just restricted to books but a variety of items are given away at no charge.

The idea behind Freecycle is to recycle as much as possible and use different items over and over again that people have need of.

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Ask the school about second-hand uniform

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.