Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 11

Thread: How to Recycle?

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    U.K -Red Beach, Auckland
    Posts
    671

    Default How to Recycle?

    In the UK I used to use Freecycle, a website that you listed goods to be recycled at no charge.
    Is there anything like that in NZ? My stuff is FINALLY arriving tomorrow and I have two single beds to get rid of and a very worn out chair. I don't want to put them on Trademe as they were donated to us and I don't feel comfortable making money out of other peoples goodwill. Also the bed bases are a bit damp looking but the mattress is fine.
    I know that some councils do an annual pick up of large items which I will look in to but in the meantime any suggestions?
    I did look on Tradme to see if I could list for free but dont think I can?

    Thanks!

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Wellington, NZ
    Posts
    521

    Default

    you could contact the salvation army who pick up furniture. could you put it on trademe for a dollar reserve and say in the info that first in, first serve to come pick it up? or there is always listings in the paper or some supermarkets (new world seem to have them) have notice boards where you could put a notice.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Location
    Devonport AKL
    Posts
    881

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Location
    Inland Canterbury, NZ
    Posts
    8,390

    Default

    Ellen's right - TradeMe them - you'd be surprised how much 'worn out' stuff goes for!

  5. #5

    Default

    Or you can put them in the trade and exchange in the "free" section
    http://www.te.co.nz

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Christchurch
    Posts
    95

    Default

    There's always Gumtree!

    You can actually get money for your gear and its free advertising! I know there is one for Christchurch as we have been looking at it for rental accommodation for when we arrive!

    Not all cities have a gumtree site tho!

    Mrs G

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Location
    Christchurch (NZ)
    Posts
    245

    Default

    You could also leave them outside your house by the street with some note saying it is free. Some people might be interested. I often stop to have a look at free stuff by the road and that's actually how I got a lovely child's desk for my son. All it needed was a lick of pain.
    Cheers, Laura

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Location
    Christchurch (NZ)
    Posts
    245

    Default

    ..euh, I meant a lick of paint, obviously..

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Posts
    36,064

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by SharpBlade View Post
    You could also leave them outside your house by the street with some note saying it is free. Some people might be interested. I often stop to have a look at free stuff by the road and that's actually how I got a lovely child's desk for my son. All it needed was a lick of pain.
    Cheers, Laura
    There was a story going round locally a few months ago about a man wanting rid of a perfectly good (forget exactly what) large furniture item. He did everything he could to give it away - charities, small ads. No takers, given that he'd rather not pay for hiring a van or trailer to transport it himself. He stood the thing in his front garden, with a sign saying it was free to anyone who would collect. Nothing. Then he changed the sign: '20 - buyer to collect.' Next morning, somebody had nicked it.

  10. #10
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    Wellington
    Posts
    1,870

    Default

    I was going to suggest the Salvation Army too. We had a sofa bed that we didn't need anymore and we called them up. They came and collected it the same day, no worries. We were pretty surprised at how quick they were, but that's good.

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •