What is Freecycle?

Freecycle is a world-wide reuse and recycling network aimed at giving your unwanted items a second lease of live. The idea is that rather than recycle your unwanted which takes valuable resources, you re-use them saving the energy that it would have taken to break an unwanted item down into it's constituent parts then build it back up again into a new product.

When people say Freecycle they are usually refering to Freecycle, but other reuse groups exist such as Freegle, The ReUseIt Network, FreeMesa, The Freeuse Network, FreeSharing, Sharing Is Giving and Realcycle. You can find your closest group at the Recycling Group Finder.