I’ve been freecycling for about 11 years now. It’s been brilliant for me, getting rid of stuff I no longer need, knowing that someone is going to appreciate it and without worrying that it’ll go to landfill or incineration. Win, win. I’ve had to clear two family houses during that time, and it would have been deeply upsetting to throw away so much that was still usable but that I couldn’t sell. And now that I don’t have a car, Freegle and Freecycle are particularly useful: for example last week someone came and took away eight used fence panels, dismantling them to get them into their car!

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