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The Greenfield Recorder: No ‘Clean Sweep’ Bulky Waste Recycling Day planned this fall

Donovan encourages residents to call ahead to make sure a store can accept your equipment on the day you plan to visit. Reusable items may also be offered for free on an online sharing group, such as freecycle.org or a Facebook group.

Used building materials (in good condition) can be donated for reuse at the following locations. Donovan advises to call prior to delivery to confirm that your materials will be accepted, or to arrange for free pickup. Deconstruction services may be offered, and items might be tax-deductible.

https://www.recorder.com/No–Clean-Sweep–Bulky-Waste-Recycling-Day-planned-this-fall-43076895

The Boston Globe: How green are you? For Earth Day, check your habits against this list of planet-friendly choices

Fix before tossing, and donate items you no longer use so someone else can. Consider buying (and selling) consignment and secondhand. Groups such as Freecycle (https://www.freecycle.org/) and the Buy Nothing project (https://buynothingproject.org/) put you in touch with people nearby gifting usable goods, building a sense of generosity and community in the process.

https://www.bostonglobe.com/2021/04/21/lifestyle/how-green-are-you-earth-day-check-your-habits-against-this-list-planet-friendly-choices/

Northwest Herald: Guidry: Reduce e-waste by selling, donating, recycling old electronics

Many computer manufacturers and stores provide trade-in programs. Some, such as Apple, even might offer gift cards depending on the value of the device. You also can sell your electronics via sites such as Craigslist, eBay or Facebook Marketplace, as well as offer them for free on FreeCycle.

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WPVI-TV: What’s the Deal: Saving money on furniture

Finally, there’s the place where you can save the most.

Craig’s list, Freecycle and yard sales, estate sales and auctions: there are websites and apps that can help you find them.

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The Daily News of Newburyport: Boomer Talk: The upside of downsizing

Freecycle is an online network (www.freecycle.org) where one’s trash becomes another’s treasure. No money is exchanged, but someone is happy to come to your home and carry the items away.

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The Daily News of Newburyport: Beyond the Bin: Giving new life to old items

Freecycle is the original online recycling community. As its name implies, it is dedicated only to things offered for free. Used, new and unique items show up daily. This is the best platform for listing imperfect or incomplete items. To join Freecycle, visit https://tinyurl.com/y5sza74t, click on “Join this group,” and follow the prompts.

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NorthEndWaterfront.com:Guide to an Eco-Friendly September 1st in the North End

FreeCycle is a grassroots organization kept running from the dedication of volunteers who want to help keep items out of landfills by providing a place to post free items that other people in your community can pickup. Anything can be posted here as long as it is legal and appropriate for any age. Sign up today and start searching for a new home for your unwanted items.

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The New York Times: Three Things You Can Do: Swap, Share and Donate

Have you ever seen lightly used household items — things like lamps, books, toys, furniture and clothes — piled up on the curbside and wondered if somebody wouldn’t want that stuff?

The answer is probably yes, and it might be easier than you think to connect your unwanted things with new owners.

One way to do that is through apps and websites. Craigslist, Bunz, Listia and Freecycle allow you to swap or give away just about anything. People often use Meetup to get together and swap records, books and clothes.

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Baltimore Post-Examiner: Design on a Dime! 10 Ways to Save Money While Redecorating

Freecycle

Freecycle is a worldwide network of local groups giving away their old stuff for free. You can find anything from bar stools to mirrors, handy for redecorating. To sign up, head to Freecycle.org and enter your location. You can also head to Dealwiki for top deals on furniture and home accessories.

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Albany Times Union:Save cash, and stress, when planning the family road trip

Consider camping: Tent camping — not “camping” in a luxury class A motorcoach — can save you a ton of money on lodging. You don’t necessarily have to spend a lot on gear, either, says Waechter. Check out ebay, Freecycle or Craigslist for gently used equipment.

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