A Vote For FreeCycle

If you have not yet heard of FreeCycle, you might be missing out. FreeCycle is a grassroots and entirely nonprofit movement of people who are giving (& getting) stuff for free in their own towns. It's all about reuse and keeping good stuff out of landfills.

This worked out perfectly for me because I had some items that were too valuable to throw away, and too annoying to keep around. I spent a few minutes posting the requisite OFFER: emails and sent them to freecycle.

In a matter of hours, I was able to get rid of a Working Oven, Working dishwasher, Working Refrigerator, 2 Dell servers, 1 21" monitor, an old Laser Printer, a Keyboard and a Scanner. The folks who showed up were punctual, appreciative and very nice. Not only is my garage now perfectly in order, but some unwanted items have found a welcome new home.

I'd originally wanted to give the Appliances to a charity, but they wouldn't take them because the appliances were more than 10 years old. The FreeCycle people weren't so choosy, so we all win! FreeCycle FTW!!!

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4/1/09 7:25 PM # Posted By Tony Garcia

hey Dan,
My wife and I discovered FreeCycle last year and I can't say enough good things about it. Remember -- one person's junk is another's treasure! Thanks for bringing attention to this.

4/1/09 9:10 PM # Posted By johnb

I had a pile of rubble following some work at home...put it on freecycle and it went about 10 mins later!

4/1/09 10:08 PM # Posted By Brian Swartzfager

First I've heard of Freecycle: sounds like a great way for me to get rid of a few things around the house. Thanks, Dan.