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FREECYCLE anyone?
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userLizzy
Posted: 18 September 2006 12:33 PM
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I've been having a clear out and things that charity shops don't want I offer up on the local FREECYCLE group via e-mail. Surprising what folks want to take or what they request - hasn't reached motorcaravan 'free to good home' yet but cars have been offered and snapped up!
userhowie
Posted: 19 September 2006 9:44 AM
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Thats true Lizzy, and remember that what one person considers something of no use whatsoever then another will only be to glad to take it of your hands. Before we scrap or put out for recycling, always put it up for offer. Howard.
userLizzy
Posted: 19 September 2006 11:58 AM
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The first thing I offered up were 5 new squash balls - they went in a flash! I've passed on a part-made rug; glassware; furniture ........

I've met some interesting people too ..........

Because Charity shops can't take electrical goods offer them on your local freecycle group; many people are moving house/changing styles and will snap them up. A friend cleared her parents' house when they went into 'care' to a young family just setting up home - they were delighted as most of the white goods were under 5 years old.

Edited by Lizzy 2006-09-19 12:00 PM
userMel B
Posted: 19 September 2006 8:21 PM
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Do I get to chose the 'anyone' to be recycled? I could think of a few possible nominees!!!
userhowie
Posted: 19 September 2006 11:32 PM
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As long as its not me, yes
userMel B
Posted: 6 March 2007 9:19 PM
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Lizzy

Just wanted to bring this up again - it's a brilliant thing, this 'freecycle' lark. I joined it last week and since then have acquired a couple of things and given away a couple of things.

Can heartily recommend anyone to join it:

http://www.freecycle.org/

register and you can join a group in your area. I wish I'd done this before dumping loads of back copies of motorhome mags the other week, I'm sure someone would've used them. Ah well, at least I can do this in the future.
userWingpete
Posted: 7 March 2007 7:46 AM
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Interesting comments here.
I have been to USA a few times, and you cannot fail to see the big hoardings on motorways, placed by the Sally Army requesting dontations,
especially CARS and BOATS !
I know there is a throw away society over there, but such items ?
usertwooks
Posted: 7 March 2007 6:31 PM
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I looked at it to recycle some stuff a while ago, the main problem seems to be the geographic limitations on the arrangement. Couldn't find much activity in East Yorkshire - tho Mel's post implies differently.

userMel B
Posted: 7 March 2007 8:36 PM
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Twooks

Must admit it's been a bit quiet today, not sure why. It's just a case of keeping looking to see what's going if you're after something though put a posting on, that's what I did for something I wanted and got a response within 24 hours.

usertwooks
Posted: 7 March 2007 8:40 PM
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thanks, will keep that in mind, we are more in offloading mode at the minute.
Anybody want some QUAD Hifi units???????????????????????
and .. and .. and the list is endless, and I thought we'd achieved a pretty good clearance 3 years ago when we moved house.

userLeah
Posted: 8 March 2007 10:24 AM
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In mid-Feb I offered up a greenhouse-type paraffin heater: no offers. On Monday I re-offered it and had 4 people after it! There is another site: dontdumpit: I believe that's the title but haven't looked there yet.

usergootler
Posted: 10 March 2007 2:05 PM
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I've created a new forum called "free recycle" where you can giveaway the things you don't want anymore, or post the things you want.obviously it's not a new idea as we've all heard of "freecycle" but Idon't believe theres a specific motorhome related one anywhere andthought you might like it. Anyway give it a go and if it doesn't catchon then I'll whip it off quicker than you can say "thats rubbish"!


Click here to visit

userLeah
Posted: 10 March 2007 3:15 PM
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Great idea
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