In Toronto 85 items have already been listed, resulting in an interesting catalogue of free stuff to pick up somewhere in the city, varying from cabinets to old doors, piles of bricks and gutter pieces. The site is like a very temporary eBay version, but then with only free items. When it works well, Trashswag can turn into a pretty relevant platform. In general because recycling and re-using stuff are a good way to decrease our collective waste. But also on a personal level it can be very helpful to collect good stuff for very little money.
Some weeks ago we featured the Goedzak, a comparable initiative from the Amsterdam-based product designers of the Waarmakers. Their transparent bag for collecting stuff that can still be used by others is also a way to re-organize waste distribution in the city. Trashswag is the digital component of the same kind of ambition.