We'd like to thank all those who have supported the website over the last few years and congratulate everyone for helping to reuse over 200 tonnes of items, including furniture, clothing and outdoor equipment.
Freeuseit.org saw a gradual decrease in use as alternatives gained widespread popularity and we no longer felt that the freeuseit.org website brought additional benefits to Leicestershire residents.
Although we are sad to see freeuseit.org close, there are now many alternative websites and resources available for those looking to find and give items for reuse such as www.uk.freecycle.org and www.ilovefreegle.org, along with dedicated local Facebook groups. Additionally, there are online auction sites offering a forum to buy and sell second hand goods cheaply. It's never been easier to reuse online!
Also local reuse groups have come together to make donating of items for reuse easier by forming the LeicesterShire and Rutland Reuse Network and providing a new and developing website dedicated to reuse called www.LRRN.org/. There are also many charity shops which will accept donations of items to support their causes. Visit the Charity Retail Association website to find your nearest charity shops.