Recycle your old, broken, or unwanted household items with Freecycle instead of sending them to a landfill!
Freecycle is no secret – people across the country participate in groups to give away used, broken, and generally unwanted household items for free. Why free? A concerted effort to keep junk out of landfills. For Georgians who send 4.3 pounds of garbage to landfills every single day, this is great news (which makes me wonder for everyone recycling, freecycling, etc. and reducing waste… how many pounds of junk are others throwing away??). You can read more about freecyling and how it got started on the freecycle website here!
Here’s a link to Atlanta’s freecycle yahoo group inside the perimeter: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Freecycle-ATL-ITP/
And for a freecycle group in the greater Atlanta area, please visit their site here located on the main website:
As an example, last week my next door neighbors posted their broken gas grill up on the Atlanta yahoo freecycle site and within an hour, they had seven responses from interested people. Within a few hours, they had hauled the grill up to the curb where a woman and her husband came by to get it. As a result, the grill, propane tank, cover, etc. were all saved from going in a landfill. And someone received the gift of a free, new-to-them-grill they get to tinker around with and fix.
So check it out for items you may be interested in or to post items you no longer want! Just remember to be quick – items go fast!