When you have something that you want to get rid of, what do you do? Do you at least try to give it away or sell it to someone, or do you just throw it straight in the trash? Unfortunately, a lot of people are quick to throw away items that really don’t need to be thrown away. Depending on what it is, you could probably sell it, but an even better option is to give it as a gift to someone who may be looking for something like what you have. This could be a friend, family member, or even someone from your community. One person’s junk really can be someone else’s treasure, and Freecycle understands this.

This site is composed of thousands of groups that contain millions of members from all over the world. The chances are that there’s a Freecycle group in your area, and you can participate by listing items that you’re looking to get rid of. By focusing on your community, you’ll have a better chance of finding someone who may want what you have and be willing to pick it up. As a member of the group, you could also find some things that you want, and it’s the giving and receiving that makes this service so special.