RECYCLING REWORKED: People can take or leave items at Buddina fence which has become a neighbourhood swap point.
RECYCLING REWORKED: People can take or leave items at Buddina fence which has become a neighbourhood swap point. John McCutcheon

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A TIMBER dividing fence at Buddina has become a neighbourhood trading post where clothes are swapped for free.

The occupant of the Undara St house regularly advertises goods “free on the fence” on social media.

People are allowed to help themselves at any time on the basis that they only take what they need for themselves, their friends, family members or neighbour.

Visitors can either take or leave something but are asked to leave clothes hangers behind if they take home a garment.

The neighbourhood recycling system driven by one household does not offer holds and it is a case of “first in, best dressed”.

People are asked leave the hangers behind if they help themselves to the free stuff on this Buddina fence.
People are asked leave the hangers behind if they help themselves to the free stuff on this Buddina fence. John McCutcheon

While clothes are the main item on offer, the shoes, belts, bags and occasionally furniture are also up for grabs.

The range earlier this week included adults and children’s tops, skirts, and shirts, a handbag, kitchen oddments and bottles for home brewing.

The fence is open for every day, any time, and the offering changes frequently, which is probably just as well because the items are exposed for the elements as long as they remain available.

“If it rains, they get a wash, too,” said a post on Facebook.



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