I've been freegling now for a few years now. And it appalls me when I go to our local skip site.
For years before the local council started to clamp down on dumpster divers, I was able to maintain a nice life for my family not being able to buy certain items & money being very tight at times, etc.
These were then maybe procured from skips say 5 or 6 months down the line. Then it was a case of scrouging here and there and hearing charity shops were also dumping goods because they weren't allowed to sell them.
Started to make my blood boil then I found Freecycle etc and the waste seem to find a place away from landfill or incinerator. I have managed through fellow freeglers to furnish Grandkids homes help other people with items I've had or been given.
Even to the extent of repair items so as I can get the use of them. From 4 winter tyres to a small mp3 player these have been stopped from waste and recycled and long may this go on. Last item I received I help a Charity Shop and the lady go assistance from me as she had purchased an item that was to big for her to use.
All I Can Say Is I'm All In To Recycling And Repurposing, Long May It Go On.
3 years ago on Queensferry Freegle