Free-giving made easy
Recycle and Re-Use amongst your friends and neighbours. The fight for the planet is on.
What is Nearcycle?
Nearcycle is a free social-giving platform like no other. It allows you to share unwanted stuff with your local community.
What does it solve?
Thousands of tonnes of perfectly usable items end up in landfill before their time. We simply think that's not acceptable.
How does it work?
Nearcycle integrates social networks and modern mapping technology to find the best recipient for you. Friends and followers always get first refusal too.
Recently given items
Other networks make communicating a real chore, especially if 20 people reply by email to an item post. Using clean design and a simple concept makes free-giving quick and easy.
It's Powerfully Social
Built upon the power of social networks, Nearcycle reaches people that other re-use networks can't; your friends. It's also a great way to make new friends and attract new followers.
It's a Community
Nearcycle is an active community of people, both online and offline, dedicated to reducing unnecessary waste via social recycling and spreading the word about the site.
It's for Friends and Neighbours
Recently posted items are first offered to your social network friends and then to Nearcyclers in your local area, in order of nearest to furthest. We think that this method is the best approach to achieving high re-use rates.
The Giver always gets to choose the winner. The moderation system is also automatic so there are no moderators to take the best items before they go live.
It's all Free
On Nearcycle, you can choose to give items, take items or a bit of both. Those users with a healthy 'zen-like' balance are more likely to be rewarded by the community. Oh, did we mention it's all free?