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Community - You can find statistics about your community on ModTools Dashboard. The number of members your community has is on the website homepage and also on Members>Approved.

Councils - Freegle has a toolkit on the website which provides lots of information for local councils -

Members - Members can also see statistics for their community by clicking on 'stats' on the community homepages. 2020-05-28 (2).png

Flytipping - In 2019 Freegle saved £167,910 in preventing fly-tipping. A couple of statisticians at DEFRA did some pro bono work for us in July 2020. They estimated the cost of the fly-tipping we have prevented, the report is here: 3

Weight Statistics - There are several stages to our estimates:

  • We started with the 2009 Furniture Reuse Network estimates, which we then expanded to include some estimates for non-furniture items.
  • We use these to estimate the weight of items diverted from the waste stream, and use a weighted average (no pun intended) value to give an estimate for other items.
  • We then use the WRAP Benefits of reuse tool to convert that weight to a CO2 and monetary estimate. The tools is mentioned in the report here [1] and is available here [2].

This is an area which is sorely lacking in standardised data, but this is about the best we've found.


In January 2024 a small survey was conducted for Freegle users. The survey attracted 76 respondents (microvolunteers), was run via Google forms and covered a variety of basic questions. The results were posted on Central in April 2024 - [[3]].

Link: ModTools