Super Moderator and Mr Grumpy
I know what you mean but some things you can't sell or give away. I have just removed a timber fire place from my living room which nobody wants. I have it advertised locally and no takers, not even an offer. It will end up going to the tip. The stone hearth and back cost me about £150, 20 years ago.The last time I was at my local tip and I witnessed what some folk were throwing away, I discovered that many people also don't seem to care for the environment either.
There are other reasons why people dump stuff at the tip as perhaps they don't have anyone to give it to, it's maybe not good enough to sell, or they just need the space. Having to clear your parents house out after they have passed away is another example of people dumping perfectly good items. Our local tip has a local charity container in which anything decent goes in for resale. They have had a lot of stuff from me. The guys who work the site constantly look at what people are tipping to see if it can be recycled. I guess most are not like that. Where I live all the council run tips are a recycling centre with everything going for recycling as opposed to it going to landfill. Even general waste can be incinerated to make electricity.