Freecycle Listserv

Wesleyan Freecycle is a listserv open to the Wesleyan campus community to exchange work-related items (excess office supplies, furniture, etc.) or personal items (clothing, electronics, children's things, etc.)

Freecyle rules

  1. The primary requirement is that everything must be free.
  2. Exchanges of illegal and controlled substances or Wesleyan-owned technology (computers, iPads, etc.) are not permitted.  If you have unwanted technology, please contact Desktop Support.
  3. Wesleyan-owned property may only be given away for Wesleyan business use.  If you have unwanted Wesleyan-owned property that you are unable to find a home for on Freecycle or if you are looking for something that is not currently available on Freecycle, please contact Bill Nelligan.

Using Freecycle

To subscribe

Send an email to: lyris@lyris.wesleyan.edu with a blank subject and one line in the body: subscribe freecycle (do NOT include a signature). You will receive a confirmation email link, which you will need to click to confirm your membership. You will then be able to send to freecycle@lyris.wesleyan.edu and will receive all messages sent to that list.

Please use the message headers below, followed by a brief description (Ex: WANTED: Table Fan). Put the details in the message you send.  Attachments are allowed, but must be under 1 MB in size.

Use the headings "Personal" or "Business" before Freecycle offers 

  • OFFER (business or personal): item
  • WANTED: item 
  • RECEIVED/TAKEN: item
  • PROMISED: item

To unsubscribe 

Email lyris@lyris.wesleyan.edu with a blank subject line and one line in the body: unsubscribe freecycle (do NOT include a signature).

Freecycle Facebook Group

Are Freecycle emails too overwhelming or not relevant to you?  Try the Freecycle Facebook group instead!  Open to anyone, but designed for student exchanges.  (Note: this is currently less frequently used than the email listserv.)