Recycle? Nah, Freecycle

I’m a big fan of Freecycling, though I’ve only ever given away stuff (unfortunately they no longer allow me to get rid of cats). The BBC have a story on a cash strapped bride that used the site to sort her wedding.

It is unbelievable the sort of stuff people can find a use for, in our case planks, soil, bricks, 1/2 tins of paint, waste paper etc, that might make its way to landfill. So if you have stuff you need or stuff you need rid of why not sign up?

  • Pigeon Toes

    Mark,
    If they did divorces they might get more people using the site…

    And yes, I agree that it’s a great idea.

    But it’s the kind of thing we used to do before we started isolating ourselves and interacting online

  • The Raven

    I disagree with PT on that – I’ve managed to clear a house of seventies furniture – no, not the stuff you’d WANT to keep cos its retro – and many other miscellaneous items to a much wider audience than friends, neighbours and charity shops would have provided.

    It’s a fabulous idea, and I whole-heartedly recommend it to everyone.

  • Pigeon Toes

    Mark,
    If they did divorces they might get more people using the site…

    The bride just really annoyed me (sorry). The other thing I would really love to see in North Antrim is utilizing waste (INI ground in Moyle’s case) into proper allotments.

    I don’t have a big enough garden for a proper veg patch, and the idea of sharing crops with families, getting together is quite good. ll they have to do is come to a” Memorandum Of Understanding” , if the INI ever get rid of that land the allotment lessees would enter negotiations…

    Coleraine Council is a bit more forward thinking that way, and I think it’s something that could be done with the right approach.

    It does take the whole free cycyling thing oe stage further..

    (Blackmail?)

  • Pigeon Toes

    Mark, sorry

    That should have been addressed to Raven.

    I further note that the practical joke book given to my son has been used extensively today.

    Taken many kays off computer

  • the Raven

    PT, keep any eye on the allotment thing – I think you will see it rolling out other places on the coast.

  • Pigeon Toes

    Excellent news.

    Hopefully the North Antrim Coast.