I found this on my travels and really liked the idea behind it. Freecycle was actually referred to in this article found here. This guy refurbishes old iPods and then offers them on to people in his community.
"Think globally, recycle locally. The Freecycle Network is open to all communities and to all individuals who want to participate. Freecycle groups are moderated by local volunteers from across the globe who facilitate each local group - grassroots at its best!" - source Freecycle.org