DSLC Registered User
#1

In case any of you aren't familiar with FreeCycle groups, you can visit FreeCycle.org for a brief intro. The idea is basically that rather than simply throwing away stuff you no longer use, you check if someone else wants it first => people give away, and get stuff for free.

According to their website there are approx. 3000 groups worldwide, with over one-and-a-half million people. I'm not sure how reliable those figures are, but anyway....here' a list of FreeCycle groups in Ireland, in case any of ye are interested:


If you know of any other freecycling groups in Ireland - even if they aren't explicitly affiliated with the 'FreeCycle Network', and even if they don't use the name 'FreeCycle' at all - please mention it.

Also, if there isn't a group in your area already, and you want to start your own one, there are clear instructions on how to do it on the FreeCycle Network homepage - it seems relatively easy. Obviously, you don't have to associate yourself with the FreeCycle Network at all; you could just set up a group and call it whatever you want.

Hope some of ye find this useful anyway ...

P.S. I put this in the 'Green Issues' forum because freecycling reduces the burden on waste management facilities ...very much so.

genie Registered User
#3

Sligo FreeCycle Group is here:-

http://uk.groups.yahoo.com/group/sligofreecycle/

dewsbury Registered User
#4

I have not used the "freecycle" group email in a year or so.
It involves receiving a huge number of unwanted emails.

I have used www.dublinwaste.ie and found it much less hassle and very effective.

luckat Registered User
#5

Took a look at dublinwaste.ie but you have to post up your mobile number. No thanks.

dewsbury Registered User
#6

luckat said:
Took a look at dublinwaste.ie but you have to post up your mobile number. No thanks.


Luckat,

I just re-checked www.dublinwaste.ie and it does NOT require your mobile number. This is an optional item.
I went as far as setting up a new account without a phone number.

AngryHippie Registered User
#7



Doesn't seem to be there anymore ???

dewsbury Registered User
#8

AngryHippie said:
Doesn't seem to be there anymore ???


...I seem to recall that the Leinster FREECYCLE was sub-divided into Dublin and non-Dublin. I.e. the original Leinster no longer exists.

Greaney Registered User
#9

There is the freecycle group on yahoo, which Tristan got me on to and there's kotalk that has mostly freebies in it's classifieds... www.kotalk.com. It's small and it's mostly Galway at the moment but....

ro09 Registered User
#10

If you know of any other freecycling groups in Ireland - even if they aren't explicitly affiliated with the 'FreeCycle Network', and even if they don't use the name 'FreeCycle' at all - please mention it.


Also, if there isn't a group in your area already, and you want to start your own one, there are clear instructions on how to do it on the FreeCycle Network homepage - it seems relatively easy. Obviously, you don't have to associate yourself with the FreeCycle Network at all; you could just set up a group and call it whatever you want.



You could also try the Freebies Ireland Website.

djpbarry Moderator
#11

There are sometimes good reasons to dig up a year-old thread - pushing your own website isn't one of them.

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