Via Gapers Block I first heard about Freecycle. It is an interesting idea – a group of people who give away stuff that they would otherwise pitch and put into the landfills. I like the idea, but balked when I see that the way you get involved – at least in Chicago – is by joining a Yahoogroups mailing list with over 2000 members and over 500 emails a month. Yikes, I don’t need that in my life. What would be good is some way to tie this in with listings on Craigslist or something that doesn’t require getting a zillion individual mails or scanning a bulging digest every day.

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  1. North Augusta has its own “freecycle” already and I have participated in it many times. There are an enormous number of yard sales in this area every Saturday so there are tons of people looking for bargains in the area. Simply set something you don’t want out on the curb with a “free” sign on it and POOF! gone in minutes.

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