Having a clear out? Well check out Freegle a fantastic website which links people who want to get rid of stuff and people who are looking for stuff together - kind of like an online dating agency for junk! There's 7,000 members in the Shrewsbury Freegle group alone!

Freegle (short for Freely Given, Locally, Easily) is a not-for-profit community website run with local volunteers from Shropshire to allow you to get rid of unwanted items. You simply advertise stuff as free to a good home and people will email you and arrange to come and collect it for free.  This grassroots and entirely non-profit movement means people are giving (and getting) stuff for free all over Shropshire with specific groups for Shrewsbury, Oswestry, Market Drayton, Ludlow, Telford, Bishops Castle and beyond.

So if you're having a clear out and planning on hiring a skip or throwing something away? STOP! Please offer your reusable items to Freegle members and keep it out of landfill by pre-cycling it.  You can advertise anything you like for free from old furniture to car parts and old toys, soil and rubble to old kitchen units, literally anything and everything - including the kitchen sink. So why not save yourself a trip to the tip and just give it away, free, locally and easily via

To find Freegle groups in other areas please vist


James Thompson James Thompson

Waste Prevention Officer, Waste Management, Shropshire Council

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