Paul Makepeace ;-)

November 9, 2004

FreeCycle London

Posted in: Drivel

A fantastic London resource to "freecycle" (i.e. give away) your unwanted goods, and occasionally request stuff: FreeCycleLondon.

There are over 1,300 London members at time of writing and despite this the group order is really good - manageable traffic, well administered, useful subject lines with local idioms like "OFFERED", "TAKEN", "WANTED" (links go to examples I've posted). Recommended!

The umbrella site which includes other places besides London of course is FreeCycle .org. Some cities have membership into five figures...

So, if anyone has any spare French language learning material... :-)

N.B. Please do not post your items to this blog! I am not freecycle support; do not email me about anything to do with freecycle (I will just delete it). Join the mailing list and post there.

In fact, I have turned comments off on this blog owing to the sheer number of people who don't actually read it and seem to post here anyway.

Posted by Paul Makepeace at November 9, 2004 14:32

Dear Paul

My friend enthused about this site. All I get is a page asking me to sign up to Yahoo.

Is this a temporary blip or?

Would appreciate clarity if you have time.



Posted by: Monic a at March 6, 2005 11:38

I'd like to give some things away,and i hope that in the future i may find something that may interest me.

Posted by: Goran at April 17, 2005 12:38

i am getting the same thing as monic

Posted by: guenille at April 23, 2005 15:57

re freecycle. you forgot to mention that the group is [actually] run via an email message board, and the system freecycle uses is yahoo.

so...sign up to yahoo to join the group.

happy freecycling.

fjw :)

Posted by: fannycraddock at April 25, 2005 15:36

fannycraddock, erm, perhaps you missed the bit which said "Join the mailing list and post there." ;-) The link in the post is to a yahoogroup email list too...

Posted by: Paul Makepeace at April 25, 2005 15:41

I didn't ask for email updates on EVERYTHING but im getting them and i tried to unsubscribe 5 times but nothing happened. I dont want 200 emails in my account every day! What the hell do i have to do?

Posted by: manse at July 1, 2005 18:33

I really want to join freecycle but there are only nine members where i live. does it matter if i join the london one?

Posted by: pink orchid at July 6, 2005 16:08

There is new, web based version of Freecycle. Different organisation but same principle.

Posted by: Lisa at July 12, 2005 10:56

This is a site that is just starting out but has a very professional approach and new features such as image support which freecycle does not offer. The URL is

Posted by: Myles Griffith at August 7, 2005 21:27

yh, well i agree like totally radical

Posted by: dan at September 4, 2005 18:47

Just thought i'd join for environmental reasons.

Posted by: Bill at September 30, 2005 14:12

Would like to join this group.

Posted by: Shabana at October 4, 2005 17:44

I'm looking at this and thinking, yes London... But which one? UK or Ontario or goodness how many London's there must by in the USA...?

Clearly I must have come by a circuitous route to this message... OH WELL…

Posted by: lynn at November 25, 2005 02:57