Reduce, Reuse, Freecycle

The other day I was talking to friends from the SF Bay Area about how to get rid of some gently used household items. I’m talking stuff good enough not to throw away, but not enough to hold a garage sale for — especially with the weather we’ve been having recently.

Then my friends turned me on to Freecycle! I was trolling around the internet last night, looking for things going on in the neighborhood and I stumbled across a couple of these recycling groups in the greater Sacramento area, including one specifically for North Sacramento.

The Freecycle Network™ is made up of 4,233 groups with nearly 4.5 million members across the globe. It’s a grassroots and entirely nonprofit movement of people who are giving (and getting) stuff for free in their own towns.

Freecyle membership is free, and everything posted must be FREE, legal and appropriate for all ages. Freecyle is all about reuse and keeping good stuff out of landfills. Each local group is moderated by a local volunteer.

As the adage goes: One person’s trash, is another person’s treasure.


  1. Your website is full of useful information! I added to more websites to my favorites this morning – this one and the one on sex offenders. Keep up the good work. Thanks.

  2. Thank goodness! I have several things I could get rid of, don’t want to have a sale or can’t wait for that “charitable” truck to roll around and pick up. I hate throwing stuff away!

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