The worldwide Freecycle Network is a grassroots movement of people who are giving (& getting) stuff for free in their own towns. Each local group is run by a local volunteer moderator (them’s good people). Membership is free. To sign up, find your city on the Freecycle website. Can’t find your city? It takes about ten minutes to start your own (click on “Start your own” for instructions). One rule: everything posted must be free. Whether it’s a chair, a fax machine, piano, or an old door to be given away, it wants to be free!
Number of cities freecycling: 1021
Number of people freecycling: 237,168
(as of 2004)
[A very cool service. In my neighborhood (the peninsula coast south of San Francisco) the following free items were recently listed: camper shell, mirror, working computer monitor, rusty motorcycle, linoleum remnant... -- KK]