Monday, May 10, 2010 - 9:30am
With the economy in a recession, many people are looking for ways to get some extra cash. Other folks are looking for bargains or an inexpensive way to replace a much needed item for their home. Why don't you post it on the Madison Stuff Exchange?
"The Madison Stuff Exchange is the perfect place to find someone who can use your unwanted items," Madison recycling coordinator George Dreckmann said. "You can sell, trade, or give away on the Internet by using the Stuff Exchange. It's quick, easy, and it's free."
The Madison Stuff Exchange is also a great site to post a listing for your own garage sale. Garage sale listings are also free.
"Your garage sale listing will be seen by over 10,600 members of the Stuff exchange community," Dreckmann said. "You can also list charity and church sales as well."
Anyone who lives and works in Dane County can use the Madison Stuff Exchange. You can access the site at www.madisonstuffexchange.com. It is free to register and use the Exchange. If you are going to sell an item, you cannot charge more than $99 for it.
2009 was another outstanding year for the Madison Stuff Exchange. Exchange users made over 2,900 successful exchanges that kept 429,027 pounds of material out of the landfill. That saved taxpayers $7,980 in landfill fees.
The Madison Stuff Exchange is a partnership between the City of Madison, Streets Division and Dane County Public Works.
- George Dreckmann267-2626