Share the wealth with Memphis Curb Day

By Bill Dickerson

On May 15th, Memphians are encouraged to unclutter their homes by bringing to the curbs durable goods that are safe, legal, and valuable to others. At the same time, people will be driving, riding, or walking around picking up those items to reuse. It will supplement resources like ReUseIt, Craigslist, eBay, and second-hand stores.

Reusing items not only cuts down on goods in landfills but also helps reduce the strain on our natural resources by keeping useable items in circulation. Curb Day will reduce the human footprint on the earth by promoting conservation and good stewardship and providing an opportunity for individuals in Memphis and surrounding communities to take action.

Items don’t have to be in pristine condition, and in some cases can be non-working. People tinker with the odd appliance, refinish furniture, or need a part to make something work, and these can be located during Curb Day. It also provides the opportunity for metal scrappers to place items back into the recycle process.

About Memphis ReUseIt

Memphis ReUseIt is a Yahoo! internet recycling site for the Memphis Metro area, with 13,000 members. Members who have an unneeded item or need an item can post it to the site. The site allows the members to communicate and place that item back into use. One Rule: everything must be free, legal, and appropriate for all ages. ReUseIt is a grassroots movement managed by volunteers and made up of people interested in keeping good stuff out of landfills.

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