The Freecycle Network – giving good stuff away

The Freecycle Network™ is made up of 5,301 groups with 9,143,653 members around the world, and next door to you. It’s grassroots and entirely non-profit movement of people who are giving (and getting) stuff for free, in their own towns and neighbourhoods. It’s all about reuse and keeping good stuff out of landfills. Each local group is moderated by local volunteers.

I live in Wezembeek-Oppem, Belgium. I place a table outside my house on a regular basis with a sign that says: FreeCycle – Help yourself.  People walking by the house take any of the items they want. Saves me taking stuff to the local recycling station, provides an opportunity for someone to find an item they can use, and keeps a lot of stuff out of landfills.  Doing what we can in our communities, even small gestures, goes a long way.

You can learn more about the Freecycle network here