Freecycle for desks and chairs means landfill avoidance.

We recently became “Freecyclers” after hearing about the website from a new friend of TheCodeFactory, and thought we would give it a try instead of taking our used desks and chairs to the landfill. What a great experience … we are loving it!

For those of you who haven’t yet heard of Freecycle, here’s a quick rundown: if you have something you want to get rid of, Freecycle is the place to be. Much like Kijiji, you post an ad with the item you no longer need but the best part is that everything is completely free. It keeps items that otherwise may have ended up in landfills out of them, which is awesome, and it brings to life the old saying “one person’s trash is another person’s treasure”.

We recently found ourselves with some older office furniture that we no longer needed, and decided to post some items on Freecycle and some on Kijiji. We found the people who were inquiring via Freecycle to be so kind and friendly that we actually removed our Kijiji ads and moved all the items to Freecycle – the nice feeling that comes with giving something to someone who can really use it was so worth it!