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Irish Country Magazine: How to dispose of your Christmas tree and recycle other decorations

Unwanted toys and gifts

Barnardos is running a toy drive right now so you can donate any toys your children are no longer using to them. You can also join your local Freecycle group on Facebook where you can offer unwanted items to people in your area. If they are in excellent condition, you can also sell them on Done Deal or Buy and Sell.

Montgomery Community Media: Eco-Friendly Christmas Tree Disposal Options

How to Dispose of an Artificial Tree

  • Request a bulk trash pickup if you have a Montgomery County-provided trash service.
  • If you don’t have trash service provided by Montgomery County, contact your homeowner’s association for instructions.
  • If your artificial tree is still usable, then consider posing it on Craigslist, Facebook, Freecycle, or other similar neighborhood lists.

The Conservative Nut: Free household items for low income families


In a world where waste is becoming a growing concern, organizations like Freecycle have taken up the responsibility of promoting and preserving the environment by providing an alternative to throwing away gently used items. Freecycle is a grassroots and entirely nonprofit movement of people who are giving and getting stuff for free in their own towns. It’s all about reuse and keeping good stuff out of landfills while connecting people in their communities.

The Conservative Nut: How to get free laptop online

Freecycle and Craigslist

Aside from using your social network, there are other platforms that can help you get a free laptop. Two popular options are Freecycle and Craigslist.

How to use Freecycle and Craigslist to get a free laptop

Freecycle is a nonprofit movement of people giving and getting items for free in their own towns. You can sign up for free and browse through a list of available items, including laptops. You can post a wanted ad for a laptop and wait for someone in your local community to respond. You can also join local Facebook groups dedicated to Freecycle to increase your chances of finding a laptop.

The Nation Newspaper: Countdown to Christmas: Tips for coping during Yuletide

Look for free or low-cost items online. You may be able to find free items to use as gifts or decorations online, for example through websites like Freecycle.

LifeHacker: How to Recycle, Repurpose, or Dispose of Broken Christmas Lights

How to donate Christmas lights

If you don’t have a purpose for gently used light strands that still work, try finding them a new home. You can list them for free on Freecycle, Facebook Marketplace, or Nextdoor. You could also gift them to crafty, DIY-minded friends, family, or neighbors, or look for a community organization, such as an after-school program, church, shelter, or assisted living center that might accept donations of holiday decorations.

The Citizen: Neighbourhood recycle and freecycle groups

Benefits of community groups

Along with this has come a range of benefits for households, according to the Seeff Property Group. These include local community groups focused on recycling and freecycling various household goods, clothing, sport and outdoor gear and the like.

It is even of benefit when you are cleaning out your garden, removing certain plants or trimming plants suitable for propagation. You might also have leftover tiles or building materials after a renovation project. If you are renovating or remodelling, you might also be able to freecycle old items such as bathroom sanitary wear, cupboards and more.

Citylive: How can I garden for free?

4. Freecycle and community programs: Keep an eye out for local programs or websites like Freecycle, where people give away unwanted gardening supplies, tools, and even plants for free. Additionally, some communities offer free gardening workshops or seedling giveaways, so be sure to check if any are available in your area.

HeadTopics: ‘I’ve saved £26k buying everything for my kids second hand’

When she was pregnant with Isaac, Helen sourced a cot for £20, as well as a Moses’ basket and a chest of drawers for free and a changing unit that only cost £10 – by utilising Facebook groups where members post things they’re looking to quickly flog, as well as FreeCycle and car boot sales. It didn’t stop at furniture, as Helen found baby clothes and even cloth nappies on second-hand sites that were in good condition, if not new.

Warrington Guardian: Lib Dem motion passed by councillors

“Some of these may be broken or no longer required but they all had an environmental cost to produce and an environmental cost to get rid of. Many of these would be of value to others. 

“There are social media sites such as Freecycle, Before the Tip and local Facebook pages where you can advertise items but not everyone uses social media. Charity shops rightly have high standards for furniture and electrical goods which require PAT testing.