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The Definitive List of Sharing Sites..?

When I decided to try and compile a list of freecycling sites, I inevitably turned to the good people out there in social media land for their recommendations and ideas, and I was posted links to lots of sites.

But then, the lovely Cat from Freegle, posted me a link to a list they have created of sites that encourage the sharing of items, skills, and lots of other things, that really is WAYYYYY more comprehensive than anything I was attempting to put together, and she very kindly said that I could share it with you lot too!


So, here it is, the hopefully, just might possibly be, definitive list of lovely sharing sites in the UK….


  • Airbandb -rent overnight accommodation in people’s homes
  • Ecomodo -lend and borrow each other’s everyday objects
  • Freegle – Online re-use groups for the UK
  • iSwap -Online swapping
  • Landshare – connecting up growers with land space
  • Netcycler (online swapping, selling)

  • Recyclebank UK (how, where and why recycling and rewards)

  • Recyclenow UK (official Uk how and where to recycle)

  • Rent My Items (rent out your stuff)

  • Shwopping (take back unwanted clothes when buying new clothes at M&S)

  • Start (sustainability inspiration for UK)

  • Store Mates (rent spare space in homes)

  • Streetbank (Connects up neighbourhoods to share goods and skills)

  • SwapShop

  • Swapz (Online swapping)

  • Swishing (posh clothes swapping)

  • Terracycle (recycling options in the extreme and reward system)

  • The Borrowers (lending and borrowing)

  • Warp It (commercial reuse site for organisations, business and charities)

  • LETS-Local Exchange Trading Systems or Schemes – are local community-based mutual aid networks in which people exchange all kinds of goods and services with one another, without the need for money. You can search to find a group near you

  • Community Exchange Network



  • Book Crossing (lend and borrow books)

  • Book Exchange (lend, swap, buy, sell books)

  • Book Lender (lend and borrow books)

  • Book Mooch (lend and borrow books)

  • Give a Book (to people who need them)

  • Read It Swap It (lend and borrow books with people)


  • Fava Bank (social bartering)

  • iVol (find local volunteering opportunities)

  • TaskRabbit (get your to-do list done in your neighbourhood USA soon to be in London)

  • Time Bank (unconventional volunteering)

  • The People Who Share (Online and random events, Big Society funded organisation-they talk about sharing)


  • Bla Bla Car (car and journey sharing)

  • Liftshare (car and journey sharing)

  • National Car Sharing (car and journey sharing)

  • Park at My House (rent out people’s driveways, car spaces)

  • Whip Car (rent cars from local people)

  • Zip Car (Bristol, Cambridge, London, Maidstone, Oxford Car Clubs)

  • The People Who Share (Online and random events, Big Society funded organisation-they talk about sharing)

Hope that is useful!

Let me know what is missing…!!

P-Sharing Sites


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  • Reply Colin Newman March 26, 2013 at 8:20 pm

    Car2go is missing

    • Reply Jen March 26, 2013 at 8:31 pm

      Appears to be just a very local US based site from what I can see online. Is it international? My blog is based in the UK, so is mainly UK sites

  • Reply ann gallagher February 16, 2013 at 10:49 pm

    can you add some links to time banks ?please the timebank site you feature is about volunteering -timebanks are about giving and getting help from each other locally and there are loads in uk eg

    • Reply Jen February 16, 2013 at 11:16 pm

      I’ll check it out and do some investigating-thankyou!

  • Reply Dani February 13, 2013 at 4:29 pm

    Teach and learn skills and knowledge in exchange for barter items.

    • Reply Jen February 13, 2013 at 5:32 pm

      Great idea-thankyou!

  • Reply henu February 13, 2013 at 11:39 am

    you could add

    – Londonwide LETS (though can get to it via Letslinks)

    – North London LETS (NLLETS, north london local exchange and trading scheme)

    – Walthamstow LETS

    • Reply Jen February 13, 2013 at 12:33 pm

      Great, will add these! Thankyou

  • Reply antoinette . (@divasupermum) February 7, 2013 at 11:35 am

    a really great list of sites, thanks for sharing

    • Reply Jen February 7, 2013 at 5:52 pm

      No problem-enjoy!

  • Reply Jo aka Kiwijo February 6, 2013 at 10:41 pm

    Wowza, what a brill list – Im saving this for future ref, thanks chick. :O)

    • Reply Jen February 7, 2013 at 5:48 pm

      Thanks Jo. Yes, definitely save it!

  • Reply sarah@everydaylifeonashoestring February 5, 2013 at 8:14 pm

    Nice sharing!! Thanks!

    • Reply Jen February 5, 2013 at 8:31 pm

      Enjoy 🙂

  • Reply Zoe @ecothrifty February 5, 2013 at 7:43 pm

    What a great list! So many ways to save money!

    • Reply Jen February 5, 2013 at 7:47 pm

      Thanks Zoe! Feel free to share the link 🙂

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