Recycling and Free give away sites are cropping up. Someone Can Use www.someonecanuseit.com. It is another new site to find homes for materials that don’t have to land up in landfills.
The site is focused on reuse and recycling of community resources and everything on the site is free. This is a perfect site for college kids, people that have just moved and anyone that is downsizing or upsizing for that matter.
Founded by Steve Yurkiewicz, a ‘fulltime geek’ (technology manager with Deutsche Bank) and a part time farmer. He was fortunate to be able to spend a few weeks in Nepal this year and while he was in Nepal began watching how the people reused or repurposed all sorts things. Getting home he continued to think about this, rather than throwing good things away let’s give people that can use it a chance to take what they need. Neighbors helping neighbors.
The purpose of the site is to match people that need things to people that were going to throw things away. It doesn’t matter what it is. One persons garbage is another persons treasure. Reusing things is a lot better than filling up garbage dumps and landfills with perfectly useful stuff. It’s an active form of recycling.
In addition to these listings the site allows non-profit organizations to have a web presence through “store fronts” functionality. They can set up web pages, post flyers, advertise events and do just about anything else you can do with a website. Local charities and non-profit organizations are welcome to use this feature.
The site is organized around location: States, cities and neighborhoods are how listings are organized, allowing users to work with people and organizations that are close to them. It makes giving easier and hopefully you can see the results of giving with your own eyes.
This site is his contribution to people in need and for our environment, therefore he fund it his self and will continue to fund it as long as people or organizations make use of it. Best of all it’s free!
They are on Facebook and Twitter as well.
Good Luck to Steve, I hope we can eliminate the increasing amount of usable trash, keep materials out of landfills and in the process give to people in need and save a little green!