Mailing List Reroutes Material Flows

#21. Mailing List Reroutes Material Flows

Excess/Trash is a free email subscription service that lets members offer items free to others on their city’s list: the location, quantity, and condition of goods they would otherwise throw out are specified, and arrangements for pick-up are made privately. Members can also request items they need, and post questions about where to Dumpster dive or to find out about garbage pick-up hours. began as a personal email from Daron Beal on 1 May 2003. It is now an Arizona non-profit and owns the Freecyling trademark.


Daron Beal; about 3,890,000 members

Location: Tucson, Arizona, USA; internationally; since 2003

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