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Stuff.co nz: There are some things charities just don’t want

Another way of redistributing your old stuff to people who need it is to hold a garage sale or give it away on a site like Neighbourly or The Freecycle Network.

According to Neighbourly Operations Director Sarah Moore there are lots of benefits of using the site. “Firstly – it’s completely free, we don’t charge for items to be traded,” she said. “Trading within your neighbourhood also means that items are generally pretty quick to be picked up and you’re not waiting for someone on the other side of town (or the country) to come and grab your kitchen sink!”

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Taranaki Daily News: Disposing of rubbish is not as simple as it used to be

Still working IT equipment can be donated to places such as the Hospice Shop, listed on Freecycle, or for larger quantities, The Waste Exchange.

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New zealand herald: Freecycle – turning trash into treasures

There have been some curious packages arriving in Carrie Bolton’s Te Atatu mailbox over the past few months, bulky ones that rattle when shaken. But Bolton is unconcerned. This part-time artist put a call out on the Freecycle website for the coloured plastic tags that seal bread packets. She wanted them to complete a sculpture she’s been working on – and her fellow members responded enthusiastically.

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Auckland stuff.co.nz: Giveaway site a treasure find

Also helping west Aucklanders to trade their trash for treasure is the Waitakere NZ Freecycle website which has over 900 members.

The items listed on the Freecycle website vary from people giving away baby Mexican fish, firewood and banana crates to wanted pleas for gumboots.

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NZHerald.co.nz: Life & Style Next Article: Architect draws experience from the path less travelled Freecycle – turning trash into treasures

There have been some curious packages arriving in Carrie Bolton’s Te Atatu mailbox over the past few months, bulky ones that rattle when shaken. But Bolton is unconcerned. This part-time artist put a call out on the Freecycle website for the coloured plastic tags that seal bread packets. She wanted them to complete a sculpture she’s been working on – and her fellow members responded enthusiastically.

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Radio New Zealand:Sunday, 7 August 2011: The Moneyless Economy

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New Zealand Herald: It’s easy being green

On the Freecycle website you can list items you no longer need to give away. Is there a similar website for vegetable/fruit swapping?

Ooooby is a great local website, also My Garden. Green Urban Living also has a community forum where you can swap seeds, grafting wood, chooks or even small children (just kidding).

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Dunedin Patch: Award Grows Out of Woman’s Organic Garden

Mink, also an originating member who helped write the bylaws of the Dunedin Community Garden Association, also moderates two online networks for like-minded people — the Clearwater Freecycle Group, a group that recycles items through free exchange, and Dunedin Transitions, a movement working to move communities away from oil dependency.

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Capital Times:Reduce, Reuse, Freecycle

Fashion magazines, a cast iron bath, recipe books, fish food, an oven and a sofa, what do these things have in common? You can get them all for free on Freecycle.org, right here in Wellington.
The Freecycle Network is a worldwide green initiative with over 7.5 million users – all advertising the things they no longer want, or the things they’re keen to snap up for free.
Catherine Hatfield of Lower Hutt is offering up the fashion magazines, and says the incentive for her to use the service is that she’d “prefer to see things with life left in them used by someone else rather than going to a landfill.”

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Hawke’s Bay today:Don’t throw your trash away, offer it on Freecycle

Too much useable waste is ending up in the landfill and one new Bay resident has started a group to get rid of unwanted, but non-recyclable goodies.

Napier resident Dani Bellamy has started a Freecycle group – a non-profit organisation dedicated to reuse of unwanted goods.

Freecycle members go online to post their unwanted items and other members can reply to the post to claim the item.

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