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Arizona Daily Star: Simplify your recycling

If you have something you can’t recycle, but it’s still good, why not consider Freecycle? Start at freecycle.org to find out more. Your trash may very well be someone else’s treasure.

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WTNH.com: Freebie Friday: Saving money on school supplies

Now if you’re logging on to shop – check out freecycle.org. This is a great resource when you’re looking to get rid of stuff – or find something at a discount. Check to see what’s available in your area. Teachers are also putting wish lists up there is you want to help them.

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wrdw12: Other ways you can donate used toys for Christmas

– Freecycle / Yard Sale Groups: If you want to get rid of a toy quickly, use a site such as Freecycle to post items that you’d like to give away. Also, check Facebook for local yard sale groups, those are other places to get rid of toys.

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arlnow.com: Need a Life-Sized Poster of Vladimir Lenin?

Freecycle.org is a website that allows members to give things away to neighbors for free. It’s like Craigslist, but only for free stuff.
The Freecycle group for Arlington has nearly 3,500 members and more than 550 items offered either for giveaway or as “wanted.”
Among the recent items: a replica of the Declaration of Independence, a broken necklace, a bunch of unwanted coffee filters and a rug that’s had black paint spilled on it.

But one particular, unique item on the site caught a reader’s eye: a life-sized poster of communist revolutionary Vladimir Lenin.

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Atlanta Journal Constitution: More than 12 easy ways going green in Atlanta can save you money

Join the Freecycle Network and get (and give) free stuff.

The Freecycle Network is a nonprofit movement of people dedicated to keeping good items out of landfills. With several groups in metro Atlanta, you can find things such as TVs, toys, children’s clothing, furniture — even free packing boxes. The Freecycle Network is made up of 5,286 groups with 9,127,254 members around the world. Each local group is moderated by volunteers. Membership is free. https://www.freecycle.org/

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KTRH:Nine Steps for Getting Rid of Your Junk

5. Use Freecycle.org to give things away. It’s a website where you post stuff you don’t want. Usually there’s someone out there who’ll want to take it and fix it up. They probably CAN’T fix it, but that’s fine because now it’s THEIR junk.

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The Daily News Journal: Smyrna Heart of Giving

Warrick and Taraska first met on Murfreesboro Freecycle, a group that serves as a message board to connect those giving items away for free. The eventually added Jennifer Underwood and Twila Bilbrey. Among the four of them, they manage a Facebook page 500 members strong.

“We were talking one day and I said, ‘Let’s do a Smyrna Freecycle,’” Taraska said.

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Waco Tribune Herald: Fabulous! Celebrate Earth Day with small green lifestyle changes

8. . Join Freecycle to find items you need or get rid of items you don’t. The Freecycle Network is made up of 5,121 groups with 7,064,695 members around the world. It’s a grassroots, nonprofit movement of people who are giving (and getting) stuff for free in their own towns. Each local group is moderated by local volunteers. Membership is free at www.freecycle.org.

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KGBT-TV:Money Talks News: The Best Ways to Get Free Stuff

“One’s from the 80s and one’s from the 70s as far as I can make out and they sound beautiful.”

Meet Peter Warner, aka “Freebie Pete.” When he wanted a guitar, and didn’t have the money to buy one, he turned to “Freecycle,” a site connecting people giving things away with those looking for free stuff.

“What’s somebody’s trash, someone else can use, that’s a beautiful thing.”

But Pete also pays it forward. He’s given away baby gear on “Freecycle.”

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Killeen Daily Herald: Winter a great time to purge unneeded items at home

FURNITURE

Selling furniture that is not antique, a brand name or in great condition is not that easy, according to Sally Reinholdt, a professional organizer with Commonwealth Organizing Solutions in Alexandria, Va. You can generally find someone to come and take away something in decent shape for free on Craigslist or Freecycle or your neighborhood e-mail list. Today, an army of chalk painters are looking for beat-up tables and chests to rehab. But Reinholdt said clients often have an inflated view of what their used furniture is worth.

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