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Freegle

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Friday 20 August 2021

What is Freegle?

Freegle is an online platform that allows you to give and get things for free in your local community. It's easy to sign up, simple to use, and completely free. Best of all though, it's kind to the planet as it can save pre-loved items from going to landfill.

There are currently 20 local Freegle groups across Essex, with over 70,000 members. In 2020, 164 tonnes of 'stuff' was reused through the platform, saving an estimated 83.8 tonnes of CO2 emissions. 

How does it work?

First of all, find your local Freegle group.

Once signed up:

  • Post a message offering an item.
  • Other people will see it and can reply to you.
  • Choose who to give it to and arrange collection with them.
  • You've decluttered, made someone's day and saved an item from landfill.

You can also search or browse the items offered, or post a request for something that other people might have.

Related links

Find out more about the partnership between Essex County Council and Freegle