Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Do you Freecycle?

I have been for a couple of years. For those not in the know...you post things to give away free and or things you are looking for. It saves stuff from going into the landfills.

This Saturday, our county is having their annual household hazardous waste disposal and I found some gems to freecycle. Lucky me, the bike helmet was picked up within 45 minutes. Most transactions don't go so smoothly. I still have some louver bi fold doors up for grabs and a 4' long fluorescent light for a workshop.

Back to the HHW round up this weekend, I have managed to put together a banana box of old paints, chemicals etc plus 2 expired propane tanks. I was a bit hesitant about the tanks, but I did check with the county and they assured me it wouldn't be a problem. YEA! Just doing what I can for my world.

I was happy to read all the comments about line drying clothes. I do it as often as I can. During the winter & rainy days...I do hang inside until things are just damp, then a quick 10 minute whirl to soften and finish the job. I like the way it helps humidify the house without adding gadgets to plug in.

And YES we do compost. DH calls my kitchen collector bucket a swill bucket...which I guess it is...oh well, I'm OK with it as long as he contributes!

3 comments:

Pumpkin said...

I've never heard of this before but I love the concept! DH and I compost, recycle and burn any paper products. Every week we throw out only one small white kitchen bag for the garbage :o)

Alberta ('Berta) said...

Check in the Yahoo groups...there may be a group in your area. The rules are simply...everything is free! You have to offer something up before you can take or post an item wanted. Over all it works wells!

1 small kitchen catcher...good for you!

Vonna said...

YES! My family and I do "freecycle"...our county waste disposal recycling center has a "Swap Shop" where you can leave usable items for others...books, nick nacks, clothing, dishes, bicycles...anything really...we do it regularly :) My husband calls it the "swap and shop" :)