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changing the world one gift at a time

"Our nonprofit mission is to build a worldwide gifting movement that reduces waste, saves precious resources & eases the burden on our landfills while enabling our members to benefit from the strength of a larger community."

Anything that looks like this text is a link you can click on, and you can use your Browser's Back button to navigate.

Good luck!

New to Freecycle?

If you've not heard of Freecycle before, or don't really know what it is, read the Introduction.

Want to Join?

If you know roughly what Freecycle does, and want to join, read How To Sign Up.

Want to know how to use it?

Once you've signed up, read How To Use Freecycle.

Having problems?

If you're having difficulties using Freecycle, read Common Problems.

Getting Help


  1. For questions about your local group, please write to the moderators.
    If your group is hosted on My.Freecycle, you will address your email this way:
    This address can be found at the top of the group home page, next to the member count.
    If your group is hosted on Yahoo, you will address your e-mail this way:
    This address can be found at the bottom of the group's home page.
  2. For questions or concerns not addressed in the wiki, please write to the address, making certain to add your group name, the area or state and the country in which you reside. All e-mails are forwarded to the appropriate team and will be handled in a timely manner.
  3. If you are experiencing technical difficulties (log in or password problems) on the Freecycle site, please write to
    The Freecycle Administration Team will be happy to assist you.
    If you are experiencing technical difficulties on the Yahoo site, have a read here:
  4. Simply curious how to use Freecycle? Check out our members manual here: Members Manual


For moderators, we have a moderator manual with additional information and resources.


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The people who helped produce this manual are credited here.


  1. Introduction
  2. Membership
  3. Message Format
  4. Resources
  5. Moderator Resources
  6. Problems?
  7. Publicity
  8. Rules and Guidelines