VC Reporter: EYE ON THE ENVIRONMENT | REDUCE WASTE AND HELP LOCAL SPECIES WITH WINTER GARDENING TIPS

Of course, Ventura County’s productive soil and sunny climate sometimes result in an excess of food produced by diligent gardeners. Avoid food waste of this type by giving excess to neighbors and friends. To give away food while social distancing, put a box of your excess produce on your curbside with a sign saying “Free,” or list it for free curbside pickup on Freecycle.com, the Ventura County Free Barter and Trade Facebook group, or the free section of Craigslist. For especially large harvests, contact Food Forward or FOOD Share, which glean for the hungry.  

Earth911.com: Maven Moment: Rosary Beads and Prayer Cards

A quick web search and I learned that there are missions and organizations requesting donations of rosariesreligious medals, and statues. I could also list these items on Craigslist or Freecycle. Maybe someone collects ornate rosary beads or is devoted to a particular Saint.

Editorials360: HOW TO RECYCLE YOUR PREVIOUS COOKWARE

Can Your Cookware Be Reused?

If you must get rid of pots and pans, the primary choice to contemplate is reuse. Websites like Craigslist and Freecycle are good choices for locating your cookware a brand new house, as are secondhand shops like Goodwill and Salvation Military. A couple of scratches or dings could matter to you, however that doesn’t make your pots and pans unusable.

Morning Star Online: How to guard your vegetables over winter

I wrap each fruit in newspaper, so that if one goes rotten it doesn’t quickly infect its neighbours and place them on shelves.

You can often find redundant fridges on Freecycle, or just by asking for one on social media.

https://morningstaronline.co.uk/article/f/how-guard-your-vegetables-over-winter

The Herald:The Diary: True Gritter on the M77

 Engaging offer THE Freecycle website allows people to give their goods away, without charge, to those who want them. Gilbert MacKay from Newton Mearns wonders if there is a poignant backstory explaining the site’s latest offering: Engagement gifts… 2 mugs.

https://www.heraldscotland.com/news/18935184.diary-true-gritter-m77/

Makeuseof.com: The 7 Best Websites for Scoring Free Stuff Online

3. Freecycle

Freecycle is the official website for The Freecycle Network, a nonprofit organization with the mission of keeping potentially useful items out of landfills. The Freecycle Network is spread across more than 110 countries and has millions of members.

The site has helped keep thousands of tons out of landfills by offering free goods to people who can put them to good use. To use the website, you need to sign up to become a free member and join your local Freecycle groups.

Now, you can browse the free items others are offering. You can also see the items people are looking to receive, and respond to the individual posts to arrange a pickup. Everything listed on the site is legal, free, and appropriate for all ages.

https://www.makeuseof.com/websites-scoring-free-stuff-online/

TalkingNewspaper.org:Can you visit Coventry tip whilst in tier 3

More information about the tip can be found on the Coventry Council website. The advise is to consider whether an item could be reused by others, promoted on the freecycle or taken to a charity shop before bringing it to the Coventry tip. With current Covid restrictions in place however seeking alternatives may be difficult and demand at the local tip may increase.

Komando.com : 10 legitimate ways to get a free laptop

10. Check out Freecycle

Have you heard of Freecycle? It’s a site where you can find free stuff in your area. Hit it at the right time and you may get lucky and find a laptop.

This website is meant to help people upcycle rather than throw away usable items, so make sure you check it out if you aren’t eligible for the other programs on this list. As a bonus, Freecycle even lets you put in requests for laptops, so you can do that if you aren’t finding what you need.

For more information, visit the Freecycle website.

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Los Angeles Times: In the midst of pandemic, in the midst of divorce, what neighbors share is reassurance

And I have used Freecycle in the past to pass perfectly good items forward.

https://www.latimes.com/opinion/story/2020-11-01/buy-nothing-sherman-oaks-coronavirus-pandemic-chicken-soup

Collingwood Today: Eco tip: consider recycling and reusing over retail therapy

Get familiar with sites that sell, or give away new and used items. Freecycle.org, facebook marketplace, Kijji.There are tons of Facebook groups that are local and make it easy to exchange goods.

I am a big fan of these sites because I can very easily post photos of stuff I don’t want, and some wonderful person will see it, think it’s terrific, and offer me cash for taking it away. Amazing!

https://www.collingwoodtoday.ca/local-news/eco-tip-consider-recycling-and-reusing-over-retail-therapy-2830308