Fighting for freerecyling

Goa constrictor

(I have been wanting to blog “GOA constrictor” for a long time.)

Apparently groups are up in arms because their members are leaving. The reason members are leaving is another example of GOAs deciding, in their wisdom to enforce what they know best. The case in point relates to advertising what the US calls “curbside collections”, which is apparently illegal in some parts of the USA. Now no one wants to encourage anything that is illegal, but surely if a group is operating in an area where it is legal then what is the problem?

Any free recycling group and organisation worth its salt should be doing everything possible to remove items from landfill. Stagnating free recycling to a formula devised in 2003 in one part of the USA does not reflect the diversity and richness of today’s society.


July 22, 2007 - Posted by | curbside collections, freecycle, goa


  1. What does “curbside collections” mean? I’ve never heard the phrase before.

    Comment by Sue | July 22, 2007 | Reply

  2. Can someone from USA describe these?

    Comment by andyswarbs | July 22, 2007 | Reply

  3. “Curbside collection” is when someone leaves items on the curb (by the street, on the sidewalk, front lawn, etc) for another person to collect. These kinds of postings happen mostly when a member sees useful items on the side of the road and posts about it to the group. Sometimes, the member him/herself might just put their items outside and then post the address to the group for whomever shows up first to pick up.

    Comment by Ana | July 25, 2007 | Reply

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