Whilst this is a bit off-topic, I think it's worthwhile drawing people's attention to the Freecycle network.
The Freecycle Network™ is made up of 4,272 groups with 4,602,000 members across the globe. It's a grassroots and entirely nonprofit movement of people who are giving (& getting) stuff for free in their own towns. It's all about reuse and keeping good stuff out of landfills. Each local group is moderated by a local volunteer (them's good people). Membership is free.
Since joining I've managed to save several household appliances from the tip, and have received several useful items for free - it really is a great idea and (in my experience) works really well. I urge you to find your local network and join.