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Lancaster Edge Gazette: Freecycle founder returns to roots

LANCASTER – Deron Beal isn’t just back in town for the Fairfield County Fair, but he’s looking forward to it.

The executive director of the Freecycle Network came to kick off the annual Ohio University Lancaster Friends of the Library speaker series Thursday in Wagner Theatre.

Freecycle is a free website where users can post things they would normally trash, or even look for free items. There’s no exchange of money, just items.

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Market Watch:Oodle Launches Freecycling on Facebook to Encourage Zero Waste

SAN MATEO, Calif., Sep 13, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) — Oodle announced today an initiative to promote zero waste by bringing “freecycling” to Facebook. Freecycling is a movement to help reduce the flow of waste to landfills by encouraging neighbors to give unwanted but reusable household items to each other instead of throwing them away. Oodle’s Marketplace, available on Facebook (apps.facebook.com/marketplace) and Oodle.com, now enables neighbors to join together in a local online community called a FreeCircle where they can offer items to each other, search among available items, or request something specific.

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NorthJersey.com: Wednesday is ‘Freecycle Day’ in Glen Ridge

“Go Glen Ridge Green” by participating in the borough’s first Freecycle Day on Wednesday, May 4.

Freecycling allows residents to give away usable but unwanted items to others instead of disposing of them. Participation aids in waste reduction and serves as a cost-saver for those searching for the ultimate bargain.

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Barnsley and Rotherham: Free electrical waste collection days

Free electrical waste collection days for Barnsley and Rotherham businesses

Specialist electronic and electrical waste recycling company SR Recycling
from Barnsley is holding two FREE special one-off waste collection days for
businesses and organisations in Barnsley and Rotherham.

On Tuesday 27th of June SR Recycling will be touring Barnsley collecting
electrical and electronic office waste. On Thursday the 28th of June SR
Recycling will transfer the collection to Rotherham.

SR Recycling has teamed up with Barnsley and Rotherham Chamber of Commerce
to stage the free collection days – normally there would be a charge for
such collections.

“The Chamber has long been an advocate on environmental issues and it’s
great to see one of our members being so proactive in helping other
businesses take green actions. We have been working alongside SR Recycling
for some time now with a dedicated collection point in our Rotherham
offices, to see the collections now going across both Boroughs is a really
welcome sight,” said Andrew Denniff from Barnsley & Rotherham Chamber of
Commerce.

“It’s the perfect opportunity for a late spring clean in the office or
factory. We can collect a wide range of materials for free which we will
then recycle. We recycle up to 99% of the material we collect from
businesses, schools, hospitals and offices so anyone making use of our
services knows they are being as environmentally friendly as possible,” says
Simon Robinson, MD of SR Recycling.

A similar event in Doncaster was so successful that the company had three
times the demand that it had anticipated. It also hopes to arrange free
collection days in Sheffield in the near future.

SR Recycling will be collecting unwanted office electrical and electronic
items free of charge from offices and locations within a five mile radius of
Barnsley & Rotherham Chamber’s offices (BBIC, Innovation Way, Barnsley, S75
1JL and Genesis Business Park, Rotherham, S60 1DX). Any business or
organisation outside of that radius can drop off items at the Chamber’s
offices at Genesis Business Park.

Examples of items that can be recycled for free include telephones, LCD
monitors, fax machines, photocopiers, printers, scanners, computers, laptops
etc.

Market Watch: Got Stuff? Intuit’s QuickBase and Freecycle Extend Free Reuse Program to the

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. & TUCSON, Ariz., Apr 21, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) — Whether it’s in closets or cubicles, Americans accumulate lots of clutter. In fact, we generate about 254 million tons of trash annually, much of which winds up in landfills.

Now there’s a way for businesses to keep some of that clutter from landfills and give it a reusable, second life. Intuit Inc. /quotes/comstock/15*!intu/quotes/nls/intu (INTU 36.19, +0.20, +0.56%) and green community leader The Freecycle Network have teamed to bring the benefits of the world’s largest environmental Web community from home to work.

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