This is Leeds Freegle, our local recycling group, part of Freegle.
Free Giving, Locally, Easily
Waste Not Want Not
Freegle is an online group for reusing your unwanted items. When you have something you no longer have room for or no longer need, but it still has some usable life in it, Freegle helps you to give it away to someone who wants it, will come and collect it from you and will say "thank you". Don't bin it or take it to the tip, Freegle it!
So for instance if you have a washing machine you no longer need. Simply join your local group then post an 'offer' message accurately describing your washing machine. Your message is sent out to group members and interested members reply to your message individually. You arrange a mutually convenient time for your fellow member to call round and pick the washing machine up. How easy is that!
To help you get the best out of your group please read the pointers below.
Let's get the "please don't" stuff out of the way first, there are really not so many.
See? Not so many.
Please keep your message subject lines simple. Do you have something to OFFER or is there something you WANT? Say which it is, then what your item is, clock, bike etc. then PLEASE add the first part of your postcode at the end of the subject line in brackets, even if you want something so badly that you are willing to travel miles to collect it. Other group members want to know where YOU ARE before they give you something for free. Tell them, it isn't a big ask. Remember:
OFFER: Item (LOCATION)
WANTED: Item (LOCATION)
If this sounds a bit complicated, why not use Freegle Direct?
Our main objective is to keep things out of landfill. If you're planning to sell items you get on this group then that is fine AS LONG AS YOU ARE HONEST ABOUT IT and mention in your emails and messages that you are planing to sell the items on. If you are discovered breaking this rule then you may be banned.
Don't Panic! And please don't leave Freegle because of it. Try setting your group membership to Daily Digest and get three or four (long) emails a day containing several messages each. You can edit your membership by clicking on the "edit membership" link near the top left of the page, just above the thick bar with the group name in it. The edit membership link is very small and usually pale blue, so you might need to hunt for it a bit. The email selector is "Step 2. Message Delivery" on the edit membership page.
Don't forget your moderating team is here to help. Send us an email if you would like help with anything.
Most importantly, have lots of fun Freegling.
Leeds Freegle moderating team
DISCLAIMER: Freegle puts people who have unwanted items in touch with people who want those items. Because of how it works, Freegle never sees or checks items and they may not be in working order. Posting an advert or responding to an advert does not guarantee you will be able to get rid of unwanted items or get the items you want. Any agreement you reach about any items will be between the person requesting or advertising items and you. It is your responsibility to ensure you are not breaking any laws in offering or getting goods through Freegle.
SAFETY NOTICE: Members of this group use it entirely at their own risk. Please take all reasonable measures to protect yourself and your family's safety and privacy when posting to the list or collecting an item.