Recycling group marks successful first year

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A group to help people exchange and recycle their unwanted goods is celebrating its first birthday.

The Billingshurst Freegle group was started in May 2013 and has an ever-increasing membership - all busy, giving away and getting stuff for free.

Freegle is a massive grass roots initiative that is leading environmentally positive individual action across the UK. There are over 245 independent groups spread throughout Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and England and we have over one million members. Billingshurst Freegle make good use of stuff that is lying around not being used.

You would be amazed at what you can get rid of and what you can get. It is really easy to be part of Freegle.

You’ll need access to a computer and an email address. Upon joining the group, you’ll receive easy instructions on how everything works and what to do. Don’t be shy; join up, it really is easy and fun. Freegle groups also foster community spirit; lessen mindless consumerism; assist the economically challenged; reduce the burden on local council’s resources; encourage a more sustainable lifestyle.

Whether you are an individual, family, old or young, a local organisation, sports club, charity, rich or poor or a business you can benefit from joining.

Alternatively, if there’s an item you are looking for then you can create a ‘wanted’ post. Someone just may have what you are looking for and no longer need it.