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Moneysavingexpert: 15 MoneySaving tips to beat the summer heatwave

Fancy some free patio furniture? Give Freecycle a go. If you want to give your garden a makeover so you can make the most of the weather, don’t assume you have to spend the earth. Instead try giveaway sites like Freecycle for second-hand patio furniture, parasols, barbecues, paddling pools etc. The free Trash Nothing app can help you scour multiple recycling groups at once – see our Freecyle guide for full help.

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Scottish Daily Record: Waste uplift wait by Perth and Kinross Council slammed

“Collections through online exchange networks like Freecycle or Gumtree, as well as our bulky uplift service, all take time to arrange, and items are best stored in the home until collection day.”

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AbilityNet: Tech4Good Awards: Caroline Keppel-Palmer Finalist category: Digital Volunteer of the Year Award

Founder of Museum Freecycle, Caroline is committed to using technology to help the museums reduce their environmental impact. Museum Freecycle is an online network that enables unwanted equipment to be recycled sustainably and easily between museums. It is the first industry-wide Freecycle group in the world and is run voluntarily with no budget. Caroline is based in London and works full time running her e-commerce business, Museum Bookstore, an online store specialising in art books and exhibition catalogues.

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MoneySavingExpert:15 MoneySaving tips to beat the summer heatwave

Fancy some free patio furniture? Give Freecycle a go. If you want to give your back garden a quick makeover so you can get the most out of the weather, don’t assume you have to spend the earth. Instead try giveaway sites like Freecycle for second-hand patio furniture, parasols, barbecues, paddling pools etc.

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Oxford Mail: Sustainable Wallingford: How to cut your waste today

Reuse: Open gifts carefully and reuse the wrapping paper or gift bag/ box. Did you know foil style wrapping paper and glittery paper can’t be recycled? Use empty containers, correctly relabelled to store other things. Swap unwanted items with family/ friends; use Freecycle.

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The Sun: SUN SAVERS From Freecycle to eBay, cut the cost of refurbishing your home with these top tips — plus how you can win £15k

Freecycle. Furnish for free by joining your local Freecycle, a non-profit movement of people giving and getting items for nothing. You can find all sorts, from beds and microwaves to wardrobes and fake grass.

Users are not limited to goodies in one area. You can sign up to the posh part of town and discover what household treasures the other half wants to get rid of!

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The Guardian: Forget profit. It’s love and fun that drive innovations like Parkrun

If you want to get rid of your old table or cot, you might advertise it on your local Freecycle board. The world’s largest nonprofit recycling network, Freecycle has 5,000 gifting groups with 9.4 million members in 110 countries, including the Palestinian Authority. The global HQ for this vast operation is in Tucscon, Arizona, and has a grand total of two employees, including the chief executive. (They share the office with two other nonprofits, and if you ring, the CEO has to go outside so as not to disturb anyone.) They rely on 2,000 or so moderators, who run their boards for their communities for free.

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The Times: Where can I buy a used mattress?

You may find a good secondhand one for nothing in a local Freecycle group (freecycle.org). You can advertise for a “want” or browse to see what’s on offer. I gave away a good mattress that way. Some people even offer to deliver.
Jane, via email

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The Week: Finding Free Stuff Online

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London News Online: It’s all change for coffee shop

To decorate the cafe when Mr Snelling’s team moved into the 142 Deptford High Street site, pallets found in Resolution Way were stripped down and used for a counter, paint was sourced from Freecycle and a free sofa picked up from Southend.

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