The Free Market is an Internet-based exchange service that connects people who have free reusable items with people who want them. Since the program began in Saint Paul in 1998, over 2,000 tons (4 million pounds!) of reusable goods have been diverted from landfills and incinerators. Now, Eureka Recycling is offering this service to other communities looking for an easy and cost-effective way to promote reuse and reduce waste.
When you subscribe to the Free Market program, Eureka Recycling creates a Free Market website exclusively for your community. A complete support package is included, with information about fundraising, technical support and marketing, along with specialized training from experienced Free Market staff. You also have access to full administrative controls and reporting functions so that you can track your waste reduction results how and when you want.
Residents need simple and safe options to give away reusable goods. The Free Market is the environmentally safe solution. The Free Market requires no storage space and minimal staff time. The Free Market reduces the waste stream by diverting reusable goods from landfills and incinerators.
Visit the Twin Cities Free Market site to browse the current Twin Cities Free Market on-line program. Contact us for additional information including an explanation of the easy to use reporting features.