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MYMCM: How to Recycle Your Live Christmas Tree

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 a Montgomery County-provided trash service, 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.

Greenfield Recorder: My Turn: Reflections on a life of ‘things’

Many years later, I have a full house. I don’t mean three cards of the same face value along with a pair of identical value, which I had to look up! But, furniture for five rooms. I have been donating clothes to a thrift shop and posting some dishes, as well as excess sewing material and teaching supplies on freecycle for about a year. I drop books in the little book boxes on poles. With one exception, I have felt good about the give-away. My standard for eliminating things ranged from what-was-I-thinking, to, it will take another 75 years to sew all the cloth and read all the books.

https://www.recorder.com/Columnist-Susan-Wozniak-48955772

WCPO: Used appliances not a great solution to the appliance shortage

Mom buys used for big savings

Stephanie Holley found a home for her and her children.

With little money left, she began looking for used appliances.

“I actually posted an ad in the Freecycle network and got a free stove,” she said.

https://www.wcpo.com/money/consumer/dont-waste-your-money/used-appliances-not-a-great-solution-to-the-appliance-shortage

IOWA News: Iowa City’s Rummage in the Ramp goes virtual

With no in-person event this year the planning committee has put together resources to allow residents to get involved with waste reduction in the community.

There is a directory for Iowa City resale and consignment stores. The city is also recommending using freecycle.org.

https://cbs2iowa.com/news/local/iowa-citys-rummage-in-the-ramp-goes-virtual

Hastings Tribune: Bowl of oranges for a bunch of basil: Strapped for cash, Angelenos turn to bartering and sharing

According to Deron Beal, founder and director of the 9 million-member Freecycle Network, which helps local communities set up free exchanges around the globe, people are itching to tap into the free economy — some because they are in need, others because they know their luck and can give.

Since the pandemic hit, Freecycle has grown at two or three times its normal rate, Beal said, with 10,000 new members joining per week.

http://www.hastingstribune.com/news/national/bowl-of-oranges-for-a-bunch-of-basil-strapped-for-cash-angelenos-turn-to-bartering/article_6c8f0adc-8a23-5c8e-8e17-de6f9bb037e6.html