FREECYCLE

 

Ever have some perfectly good items around your house that you don’t need anymore, but hate to throw it out just to end up in a landfill someplace?  You can try donating it a charitable organization, there are many out there who take donated items and it goes to a good cause, but it’s not always the most convenient method, plus they may not take the item you have.  Maybe you are looking for something, but don’t really want to pay much (or anything) for it.  Wouldn’t it be great if you could place a free ad somewhere and offer your item to anyone who wants it for the taking or pick up something you need for free?  Well you can. 

 

There’s a web based organization called the “Freecycle Network” - www.freecycle.org - that is made up of many individual groups across the globe. It's a grassroots movement of people who are giving (& getting) stuff for free in their own community.  Each local group is run by a local volunteer moderator.  Membership is free – sign up on-line.  There’s a Philadelphia group (903 members) and a Montgomery County group (227 members) and other groups in the area.  It’s worth taking a look and maybe you can keep something out of a landfill.