Keep usable items out of landfills.

I recently dropped off an item for the Grandview Heights Library "freecycle" event. Items such as artwork and infant items were among those free for the taking. Area residents were also able to drop off items they didn't sell in a garage sale or no longer needed to share with others.

Precycling and freecycling

You've heard about recycling, but some new ways to keep usable items out of landfills have cropped up.

A few years ago Worthington started holding "Precycle," which allowed neighbors to place items on the curb that were usable but they no longer needed and they could browse the items the neighbors put out to find something they could use. Westerville and Grandview have also picked up the idea of a Precycle day. If you've missed those, Reynoldsburg has a "Precycle" event coming up next week on May 30 and 31.

Freecycling is a large online network where people can post items they have to give away and look for items they could use. The Freecycle Network is free to use, but you have to sign up. Here's the link to the network: