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Find a Group

Use one or more of the following directories to find a freecycling group, list, or service local to you:
  • Google - google "freecycle <name of your community>".

  • Buy Nothing Project - - Facebook driven freecycling.
  • craigslist - a classifieds service that also supports freecycling.
  • Freecycle Independents -  a list of local freecycling groups that are run freely and independently (this directory is maintained by Freecycle Forever)
  • FreeFong - New! - a new freecycling service with a clean user interface. Started in 2016.
  • Freegle - a directory to groups, especially in the UK (freegling is the UK word for freecycling).
  • FreelyWheely - a freecycling directory/service.
  • Marketplace/Oodle - a classifieds service that also supports freecycling via Facebook.
  • Nextdoor - a neighborhood-oriented social network that allows local freecycling along with other neighbor online discussion. Started ~2012
  • Reuseit Network (RIN) - a directory to freecycling groups.
  • The Freecycle Network (TFN) - the oldest dedicated freecycling directory/service (note: TFN stumbled in being FREE and LEGAL but may be improving, see History).
  • Trash Nothing - maintains a large freecycling directory and also offers an email service.
  • Yahoo Freecycling Groups - a directory of groups.
When you first join a freecycle group or service, observe it for a while to see how it operates and verify it is a real freecycle site -- you can usually tell by the nature of the posts. If you see a lot of people giving and receiving items for free, you've come to the right place. It's up to you to pick a group (or groups), large or small, in which you are happy to freecycle. You may participate as little or as much as you wish.

No group near enough or think you can run a better one than currently exists? Then create your own using our directions at Create a Group!

Notes:
  • Groups are usually independent email lists using an email list service like Yahoo Groups or something similar.
  • Services are specialized web services that may or may not use email.
  • The group directories and services listed above are outside of Freecycle Forever. While we link to them we are not responsible for their content or policies. Please contact the relevant owner of each if you have issues with any of them.
  • If there is a significant freecycle directory or service that is missing, please send it to webmaster@freecycleforever.org.
  • Freecycle Forever is a general educational resource about freecycling and not an individual group directory service. We do try to list ALL of the major freecycle directories. Thanks!
Services that now seem to be defunct:
  • EduCycle - a classifieds service that also supports freecycling for educators & businesses in the San Francisco Bay Area. Dead link as of 5/2/2016.
  • FreecyclePlus - a freecycling service with a cool user interface.  Placeholder site as of 5/2/2016.
  • FreeMesa.org - a freecycling service. Cannot reach site as of 10/15/2017.
  • FreeSharing - a directory to freecycling groups. Domain for sale as of 10/15/2017.
  • FreeUse Network - a directory to freecycling groups. Cannot reach site as of 10/15/2017.
  • FullCircles - a directory to freecycling groups in Canada. Domain for sale as of 10/15/2017.
  • Recycling Group Finder - a large directory to freecycling groups worldwide. Cannot reach site as of 10/15/2017.
  • Sharing is Giving - a directory to freecycling groups. Current notice that this directory is shutting down as of 10/15/2017.

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