Login or Sign Up
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Forums in Zurich > Zurich > Freecycle - not caught on in Switzerland?
 
Only members can see photos
Only members can see names and photos
Freecycle - not caught on in Switzerland?
Have you heard of The Freecycle Network (see www.freecycle.org)? Back in the UK I've used my local Oxford-based group on several occasions to dispose of good items that would otherwise just go to landfill sites. Here in Zurich I had (and still have) an unwanted bed to give away, so I managed to track down the Zurich branch of Freecycle at http://de.groups.yahoo.com/group/FreecycleZuerich_CH/ and post my offer there. Unfortunately the group doesn't seem to have any active members, so I'm not likely to get any takers for the bed! Apart from ricardo.ch and the Brockis, is there an alternative network that the Swiss use for recycling?
The text you are quoting:
Have you heard of The Freecycle Network (see www.freecycle.org)? Back in the UK I've used my local Oxford-based group on several occasions to dispose of good items that would otherwise just go to landfill sites. Here in Zurich I had (and still have) an unwanted bed to give away, so I managed to track down the Zurich branch of Freecycle at http://de.groups.yahoo.com/group/FreecycleZuerich_CH/ and post my offer there. Unfortunately the group doesn't seem to have any active members, so I'm not likely to get any takers for the bed! Apart from ricardo.ch and the Brockis, is there an alternative network that the Swiss use for recycling?

TinnersOct 3, 2009 @ 11:00
Your Reply:
Reply  Reply With Quote  Thank Poster
! Report to Admin
 
9 Replies | 9580 Views      |  Send to friend
 
Only members can see photos
Only members can see names and photos
Re: Freecycle - not caught on in Switzerland?
Post 1
They use Brockis.
I assume, if the goods are of significant value, they will collect them.
The text you are quoting:
They use Brockis.
I assume, if the goods are of significant value, they will collect them.

rainer_d, Oct 3, 2009 @ 23:49
Your Reply:
Reply  Reply With Quote  Thank Poster
! Report to Admin
Only members can see photos
Only members can see names and photos
Re: Freecycle - not caught on in Switzerland?
Post 2
There is also a Free Stuff section in the Classifieds of World Radio Switzerland.
Works a treat.
The text you are quoting:
There is also a Free Stuff section in the Classifieds of World Radio Switzerland.
Works a treat.

susflo, Oct 4, 2009 @ 09:16
Your Reply:
Reply  Reply With Quote  Thank Poster
! Report to Admin
Only members can see photos
Only members can see names and photos
Re: Freecycle - not caught on in Switzerland?
Post 3
 I use Freecycle Geneva which is fairly active, but sadly from time to time they give us statistics about other groups in Switzerland, which confirms your experience.  And I agree with you - it is a great way of disposing of thingswithout filling up landfills.
The text you are quoting:
 I use Freecycle Geneva which is fairly active, but sadly from time to time they give us statistics about other groups in Switzerland, which confirms your experience.  And I agree with you - it is a great way of disposing of thingswithout filling up landfills.
harris, Oct 4, 2009 @ 09:33
Your Reply:
Reply  Reply With Quote  Thank Poster
! Report to Admin
Only members can see photos
Only members can see names and photos
Re: Freecycle - not caught on in Switzerland?
Post 4
 The germanic Swiss would be too embarrassed to come and collect a free item
advertised in freecycle...  haha
So yes, most use the Brockis, or
you could try advertising in your local supermarket, or www.gratis-inserate.ch, there is a gratis
section.

The text you are quoting:
 The germanic Swiss would be too embarrassed to come and collect a free item
advertised in freecycle...  haha
So yes, most use the Brockis, or
you could try advertising in your local supermarket, or www.gratis-inserate.ch, there is a gratis
section.


Jana Cyberia, Oct 13, 2009 @ 01:38
Your Reply:
Reply  Reply With Quote  Thank Poster
! Report to Admin
Only members can see photos
Only members can see names and photos
Re: Freecycle - not caught on in Switzerland?
Post 5

Hi


You can also try:


http://www.englishforum.ch/index.php?page=home (they have a free stuff section)


 http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Expats-in-Zurich/ you can just post there, expats are not shy to take free goodies ;)


or as Orchydea said, http://www.couchsurfing.org/ then join Zurich group, lost of students there would be happy to take the bed off you.


Good luck!

The text you are quoting:

Hi


You can also try:


http://www.englishforum.ch/index.php?page=home (they have a free stuff section)


 http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Expats-in-Zurich/ you can just post there, expats are not shy to take free goodies ;)


or as Orchydea said, http://www.couchsurfing.org/ then join Zurich group, lost of students there would be happy to take the bed off you.


Good luck!


danekova, Nov 14, 2009 @ 21:49
Your Reply:
Reply  Reply With Quote  Thank Poster
! Report to Admin
Only members can see photos
Only members can see names and photos
Re: Freecycle - not caught on in Switzerland?
Post 6

Orchydia, thanks again for your useful message. Since my original posting, I left Zurich at short notice and moved to Montpellier (I was offered a contract on condition that I could start the following week). Thanks to your suggestion, I registered with www.couchsurfing.com and found places to sleep for a few nights until I had sorted out more permanent accommodation. The people who offer a bed or a couch to strangers are typically open, generous individuals, and I received a warm welcome to Montpellier this way. Through www.appartager.com I found a room with a lovely family here, so I get to improve my French and enjoy excellent food every day. Come and visit next time you're in the South of France!


peter.tinlin@gmail.com


+33 (0)6 48 87 04 19

The text you are quoting:

Orchydia, thanks again for your useful message. Since my original posting, I left Zurich at short notice and moved to Montpellier (I was offered a contract on condition that I could start the following week). Thanks to your suggestion, I registered with www.couchsurfing.com and found places to sleep for a few nights until I had sorted out more permanent accommodation. The people who offer a bed or a couch to strangers are typically open, generous individuals, and I received a warm welcome to Montpellier this way. Through www.appartager.com I found a room with a lovely family here, so I get to improve my French and enjoy excellent food every day. Come and visit next time you're in the South of France!


peter.tinlin@gmail.com


+33 (0)6 48 87 04 19


Tinners, Nov 14, 2009 @ 22:08
Your Reply:
Reply  Reply With Quote  Thank Poster
! Report to Admin
9 Replies | 9580 Views      |  Send to friend
 
 
 
Feedback Form