So, what is freecycle?
The Freecycle Network™ is made up of 4,544 groups with 5,471,000 members across the globe. It's 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. Each local group is moderated by a local volunteer (them's good people). Membership is free.I joined my local freecycle group about a month ago, and previously gave away a large bag of books (also leftover from the yard sale). Our group works via a Yahoo Group, so it involves emailing a post to the group with the details of what is up for grabs. Then folks who are interested, then email you back and you set up a pick up/ drop off time. It's easy. I just gave the address, said the stuff would be waiting outside and then my work is done.
I have seen bikes, dishes, clothing, books, appliances, furniture, toys, tomato plants, etc. listed on the freecycle group. You can find and give away almost anything (every group has their own rules). I think freecycling is one of the greenest things you can do and its pretty frugal too.
Here's what some other people think:
From epinions.com: a more negative review, because the poster had problems with pick ups.
From Pittsburgh Tribune: a basic news story.
From Grist: Environmental slant.
Have you freecycled?