The authority yesterday put out a statement urging residents to try and cut down on the waste they leave to be collected.
They have been asked to consider taking items to charity shops, furniture recycling warehouses or to “post them on internet sites such as Freecycle or Gumtree.”
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.
If you’re comfortable with people coming to your home or garage, you can list items for sale on Craigslist or neighborhood apps such as Nextdoor. Those are good sites to list items you want to give away, too, and many communities have Freecycle groups to help you find homes for unwanted items.
When a shadowy stranger is murdered in Mr Yim’s Soup House, a diner in the solar system, traffic cop Lucha Flax decides to play detective.
The 22-year-olds came up with the idea shortly after graduating from the University of Southampton last summer.
Using websites like Freecycle and chipboard donated by Construct Scenery they spent about a month building the set.
They assembled a cast and crew of 20, some of whom had to leave the set for a day to attend their graduation ceremonies, with actors, comedians, artists, film makers and musicians giving their time for free.
Mr Evans, who lives in St Mark’s Road and studied English and history, said: “We happened to go to university by chance together and that’s when we started making comedy shorts together. https://www.henleystandard.co.uk/news/henley-on-thames/153521/friends-create-sci-fi-comedy-film-with-set-made-in-garage.html
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.
Familiarise yourself with upcycling websites like Ilovefreegle.org, freecycle.org, gumtree.com and Facebook Marketplace.
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. https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2020-05-17/coronavirus-economy-neighbors-barter-trade-produce
PASS IT ON
You may have items that you no longer need but that still work and other people would be interested in.
That old chest of drawers or dining chair might be just what your neighbour is looking for.
You can use sites like Freecycle, Upcycle or local Facebook groups and find people in your area who might be interested in taking items you were planning to throw away.
This will save you money and also reduces waste. Make sure the process is contact free during the lockdown period!
7. Arrange Seed and Plant Swaps
Sharing is caring as they say and arranging seed and plant swaps is a great way to expand and diversify your plant stocks whilst supporting fellow gardeners. Whilst in-person gatherings are currently off-limits, you can take it online. You can use existing sites like freecycle and local community pages on social media or set up a new group dedicated to local plant swaps where members can post their plant requests and offers. And of course, you can keep it simple, doing a few swaps with friends and neighbours, collecting or delivering as part of your daily exercise.