Check out It’s a group of mailing lists that bring people in general geographic areas together to cut down on waste. I know that I for one hate throwing out something that is perfectly good, just because I just don’t have a use for it. So people post when they have something to give away, others post when they have a need, etc.

Pretty neat concept. Once Mel and I get settled into a house, I think I’d like to try this out to clear out my PC “collection”.

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  1. I’m on some Indy Freecycle lists, and the main problem with them is the quantity. I get 5-10 messages a day from the main Indy list, and those all typically have 25 posts on them – and a lot of times the item is gone before you have time to read the e-mail. If you’re just looking to get rid of some stuff, it’s great, but if you’re hoping to find something, or fulfill a want, it’s a pain to sift through the messages.

  2. That’s a little bit stinky, that it’s hard to get things off of. Thankfully I’m only really interested in getting rid of things, at the moment anyway.

  3. Looks like about the only way to get rid of a monitor these days. I’ve heard these mentioned on NPR before.

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