Freecycle.org is the home of Freecycle, a global non-profit organization who's slogan is that they are “changing the world one gift at a time.”
Made up of 5,041 groups with almost nine million members worldwide, Freecycle is a grassroots and entirely non-profit organization that allows people within a community to give (and get) items for free, in order to keep people who no longer need these items from throwing them out.
Membership to Freecycle is free; all you have to do is find your community or a local group that you can join. If you have items that you wish to get rid of, all you do is post a message letting other group members know that you are looking to get rid of that item.
If there is a particular item that you are looking for, you can also post a message saying that you need something specific. However, Freecycle is not a trading website. You are expected to give of your old items freely and accept items from other members in the same way.
Freecycle does not allow its members to give away drugs or medications of any kind, including vitamins and supplements, as well as no giving of alcohol, tobacco, or guns.
Freecycle groups are entirely operated by local volunteers looking to make a difference for their planet and community. Located in over 85 countries globally, they estimate that they have already helped to keep over 500 tons a day out of landfills. If you cannot find a group in your community, check out the Freecycle FAQ to see how to start a group in your area.
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4 ‘Freecycle’ Reviews
This actually can work whenever the moderators don't snatch up all the stuff. You will see a posting that is offered and in the same exact box below it you see that it is taken it can only be the moderators doing this and you only see it with the good stuff
I love this idea because it goes straight to my heart and fits into my lifestyle, but I was unable to log on to utilize it. I attempted to write the moderator and my emails were returned undelivered. So, I unsubscribed through an email notification and that was returned as verified within about a second. Kind of hurt my feelings that would dump me so quickly instead of helping me log on. I recycle habitually.
Maybe they need new moderators.
Let me start, plain and simple.
Naperville's Freecycle chapter is amazing. It really depends on what community you sign up for. I've been involved with the Plainfield Freecycle chapter and not really nice people or moderators.
Hell I received wooden raised garden beds from a couple who were expanding their porch. I received two typewriters (I became a big fan of writing on the typewriter and actually learning how to spell words). I received flowers (since my local stores don't sell them) and plenty of other items. I've given away as much! A weight bench that was sitting in my garage, a karaoke machine, a dresser, and such.
I have had one no-show in my year and half or so of using the Naperville FC. I say as long as you give two to three times the amount of items you're requesting (preferably not asking for couches, patio furniture, or anything overtly expensive) then you're set.
A very bad organization which is known to abuse the volunteers in terrible ways. They have lost 1000's of wonderful volunteers who have put in hours of service over the years for the organization.
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