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There are a variety of reuse directories, materials exchange websites, and swaps that can help you find the next home for your stuff. Some offer free exchanges or bulletin boards, others charge a user fee. A few are listed here. Search the Internet for "barter", "swap, or "online auction" to find many more!

community swaps
databases
online business exchanges
online residential exchanges 
online government auctions


Community Swaps

Meetup.com Swap Groups  
Find a local meetup swap group.

Stop 'N' Swap 
Bring clean, reusable, portable items to share, or just come see what's free for the taknig (no furniture or other large items).

Swap-O-Rama-Rama  
Swap-O-Rama-Rama is a clothing swap and series of do-it-yourself workshops in which a community explores creative reuse through the recycling of used clothing.

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parenting materials exchanges

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Databases

North East Recycling Council 
Maintains a list of material exchange programs  in the New England area.

USEPA list of international and national material exchanges 

Waste Exchanges Directory 
Maintains a list of material exchanges, nationwide.

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Online Business Exchanges

NYC WasteMatch 
This free materials exchange service is sponsored by the NYC Department of Sanitation. NYC WasteMatch facilitates the exchange of unwanted, surplus, or used supplies, furniture, and equipment from businesses to entities in need of them. Materials are available for free or a low cost.

ChemConnect Inc. 
Hosts the leading online B2B trading marketplace and information portal for worldwide chemicals, plastics, and industrial gas buyers and sellers.

Craigslist 
New York's community website for exchanging services or goods, by borough.

eBay 
Buy or sell online.

Materials for the Arts 
Sponsored by the NYC Departments of Cultural Affairs and Sanitation and the NYC Board of Education, Materials for the Arts is a citywide materials exchange program that collects unwanted office equipment and materials for use by nonprofit arts organizations and programs. (City Agencies need to fill out relinquishment forms for items they wish to donate and deliver the materials to MFA facilities.)

PartsForIndustry.com 
An e-commerce marketplace accepting inventory listings from the industrial, construction, marine, distribution, electronic, and computer related industries.

Recycler's Exchange 
An information and material exchange directory for recyclable commodities and used items.

Surplus Record Machinery and Equipment Directory 
A materials exchange for surplus, new, and used industrial equipment, machinery, and machine tools, including chemical and process equipment, compressors, pumps, motors, generators, transformers, and turbines. A free bulletin board for buying or selling equipment also is available.

TargetBarter.com 
TargetBarter is an online interactive Barter / Trade Clearing House serving business people, professionals, and individuals who trade their goods and services.

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Online Residential Exchanges

BarterBee.com 
List items you no longer want, get points for those items, and use points to "buy" items you do want.

Craigslist 
New York's community website for exchanging services or goods, by borough.

eBay 
Buy or sell online.

Freecycle
Give and get stuff for free through these local online groups.

Freecycle New York City 
Bronx Freecycle 
Brooklyn FreeCycle 
Queens Freecycle 
Staten Island Freecycle 

Half.com 
Buy or sell online.

Listia 
Give and get free stuff. List old stuff, earn credits, get new stuff.

Neighborrow 
Swap items within your building or neighborhood.

SwapAce.com 
SwapAce.com is an all-in-one market-place and meeting-place that allows individuals and organisations to buy, sell, swap and meet within trusted communities. It is totally free to use and you can trade in many ways.

SwapTreasures.com 
SwapTreasures is an online swap community where members can swap, barter, buy, and sell goods and services. Save money by swapping your unwanted stuff with other members.

TargetBarter.com 
TargetBarter is an online interactive Barter / Trade Clearing House serving business people, professionals, and individuals who trade their goods and services.

Throwplace 
Give stuff away to local and international charities, or list them as "up for grabs" for anyone to take. Register, then search for keywords NEW YORK.

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Online Government Auctions

Federal GSA Auctions® 
The General Service Administration (GSA) Auctions® website offers the general public the opportunity to bid electronically on a wide array of excess and surplus Federal assets.

New York State Store - Albany 
The NYS Store offers the general public the opportunity to bid on surplus government property for sale.

NYC Administrative Services Auctions and Sales 
The NYC Department of Citywide Administrative Services (DCAS) Auctions and Sales website offers the general public the opportunity to bid on automobiles, city surplus, real estate leasing, and real estate purchase.

ALSO SEE:
book exchange websites
boxes and moving supply exchange websites
cell phone exchange websites
clothing and textile exchange websites
computers and electronics exchange websites
construction and building material exchange websites
diskettes/cds/other media exchange websites 
medical equipment exchange websites

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