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 Oakland Press: How being neighborly can save you money

• The Freecycle Network: This forum emphasizes keeping items out of landfills, so members give away unwanted items, rather than pitch them. Search Freecycle.org to find a group near you.

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The New Daily: The rise of the bartering economy, and how you can get swapping

Other apps to familiarise yourself with include, freecycle a non-profit movement of people who give (and receive) stuff for free in their own neighbourhoods. Also check out homeexchange.com, trustedhousesitters.com and couchsurfing, all offering ways to travel without paying a cent.

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Albany Times Union:Save cash, and stress, when planning the family road trip

Consider camping: Tent camping — not “camping” in a luxury class A motorcoach — can save you a ton of money on lodging. You don’t necessarily have to spend a lot on gear, either, says Waechter. Check out ebay, Freecycle or Craigslist for gently used equipment.

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Tucson.com: Conservation and consumption meld at Tucson’s ‘free’ store

The idea for a store where everything is donated and everything is free started with a phone call from Tucson businessman Aaron Polley to his friend Deborah “Debbie” Mitchell.

Mitchell loved the idea from the beginning and signed on immediately.

She called Deron Beal, the brains behind Freecycle.org, a place where people can connect online to offer items they no longer want for free, thus keeping them out of landfills.

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mySanAntonio.com:How Being Neighborly Can Save You Money

The Freecycle Network: This forum emphasizes keeping items out of landfills, so members give away unwanted items, rather than pitch them. Search Freecycle.org to find a group near you.

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SFGATE: City Seeks To Curb Illegal Dumping As Uc Semester Ends

The city advises planning ahead. “Don’t wait until the last minute and then throw everything in the garbage or our streets,” it said in the advisory.

Items can also be taken directly to the city Transfer Station at 1201 Second St.

Recycle acceptable items and use sites such as Craigslist, Freecycle or Nextdoor to find takers for items that can legitimately be re-used.

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WFMZ Allentown:Money Matters: When to buy new

And what about sporting gear? It’s hard to imagine how weights can go bad. And it’s easy to imagine how many people are trying to get out from under them on sites like Craigslist or Freecycle.

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Stuff.co.nz: Why you don’t need to buy new stuff for your home

It pays to hunt on Neighbourly, Freecycle and Facebook Marketplace to find free furniture that people no longer want. My entire lounge at my previous flat was furnished with four floral couches, which cost just $35.

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NerdWallet: How Being Neighborly Can Save You Money

The Freecycle Network: This forum emphasizes keeping items out of landfills, so members give away unwanted items, rather than pitch them. Search Freecycle.org to find a group near you.

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