Sharing and Trading
Sharing, trading and swapping - online sites and community resources
Sharing, trading and swapping locally is a great way to meet neighbours and community members, save money, and help the environment. It also helps to promote positive changes in the way goods are produced and consumed. There are plenty of ways for you to start swapping, sharing and trading in your local area.
A Guide To Sharing is a creative, fun and easy to use online guide that promotes collective action and civic engagement to build more sustainable, healthier and happier communities. Follow the step by step guide to organise and implement programs in your neighbourhood. Visit www.newdream.org to download your 'Guide To Sharing' and get swapping and trading in your neighbourhood.
Online swapping and trading sites
Thousands of people around Sydney use this handy network to give away just about anything from coat hangers to broken TV's.
To become a member of the Freecycle network simply go to http://www.freecycle.org/ and type 'Sydney NSW' in the search bar. To join set up a free account via the 'login/sign up' tab.
Ziilch is a comprehensive re-use website providing an online resource for finding, giving away and managing re-usable items.
Ziilch provides individuals, businesses, charities, not for profit and social enterprises a free online website to list unwanted items and search for wanted items across a broad range of categories including furniture, electrical goods, clothing, office, general household, garden and outdoor, automotive and computers – to name just a few.
- It's free to list an item
- It's free to to want an item
- It's free to take an item
Ziilch provides a complimentary service which offers FREE, simple and fast online recycling of unwanted goods.
Facebook Buy Swap Sell
Buy, Swap and Sell groups allow you to list items you no longer need for sale, or swap, or you can simply browse the groups and purchase items.
To find a local group page, login to Facebook and search for key words in the search bar.
Other Useful Websites:
Do you know about Buildbits?
The BuildBITS App and online market allows tradespeople, renovators, homeowners and businesses to sell excess building products that would typically be thrown in skip bins and contribute to landfill. Visit www.buildbits.com.au for further information or get the app at the App Store.
Do you have organic waste but no space to set up a compost. Are you already composting and are willing to offer some composting space? Sharewaste.com is a free composting project that connects people looking to turn their waste into rich soil.
Visit Sharewaste.com to find out more.