Thanks to Mooser Wayne for sending us this wonderful note, reminding us of another site our Moosers can use:
I noticed on your posts lately you have talked about how Kijiji is good for recycling of items. However most of the time, Kijiji is about selling items, be they new or slightly used. You might want to direct people to www.freecycle.org which covers all of North America with lots of 'local locations' be it a large city or a small town or area. With freecyle, it is all about give and receive. No money is involved and it is more to find someone that can use an item or you can get rid of something you no longer need but do not want to put in the trash. It has its upsides and down sides. People should read about the rules and understand how it works, and sometimes the postings can be overwhelming!
I have provided a couple of links for you to follow to see what it is all about:
Thanks Wayne! I too have used freecycle, and I agree it is a fabulous tool for recycling items. I have both given away and received items... and you feel good doing it.
My only problem with freecycle is the same issue I have with Kijiji: courtesy. I have been left standing in the pouring rain outside someone's house all the way across town at the appointed time to pick up something, and they weren't home. Then again, I have had people offer to drop stuff off instead of me having to come pick it up. It is people that make an organization and if you get the pleasure to interact with the good ones, it can be an absolute joy.