"Freecycle" Program

By: Chiara Lotierzo Email
By: Chiara Lotierzo Email

We all know that recycling helps us keep re–usable items out of landfills...but what about putting re–usable items into the hands of other people who can use them?

A program called “Freecycle” is doing just that right here in Grand Junction.

The program is nationwide, but unites locals in their specific locations.
It works as a free trade-off.

People post what they want to get rid of, and others post what they want to receive.

When a match is made, the involved parties exchange details and a free swap is made.

Signing up for the program is as simple as getting a free yahoo email account, and then joining the yahoo Grand Junction Freecycle group.

Users say it’s a great way to get what you need for free, to get rid of what you don’t want and give it to someone who does, and most of all it’s a way to keep items that are still useful, just not to you, out of our landfills.

For more information on Freecycle, visit www.freecycle.org .

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  • by jim Location: clyne on Jun 3, 2008 at 04:03 PM
    bunny, is that you? is your daughter a reporter?
  • by Barbara Sheridan Location: California on Apr 28, 2008 at 02:25 PM
    I never heard of this program before, but think it is a great idea! Thanks for calling attention to it.
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