The Madison Stuff Exchange Is Your On Line Garage Sale

Thursday, March 19, 2009 - 7:34am

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."

Anyone who lives and works in Dane County can use the Madison Stuff Exchange. You can access the site at 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.

2008 was another outstanding year for the Madison Stuff Exchange. Exchange users made over 3,800 successful exchanges that kept 407,101 pounds of material out of the landfill. That saved taxpayers $6,392 in landfill fees.

"We are very pleased with the public's response to the Exchange," Dreckmann said. "We are looking forward to another great year in 2009."

The Madison Stuff Exchange is a partnership between the City of Madison, Streets Division and Dane County Public Works.

  • George Dreckmann, 267-2626