Sites like Freecycle have been around for awhile now, and that of course is good. What’s better is that now a governmental body in Ontario, Canada has started their own version: York Region’s Reuseful!
From the site:
“This area provides:
opportunities for residents to give away gently used items;
a spot for people and organizations seeking free items to make their requests;
community recycling and hazardous waste information throughout York Region communities.”
The site is still in development.