Have you heard of www.freecycle.org?
If not, you should look into it.
My sister-in-law, Lisa, introduced me to it.
You can list things that you are just going to toss out and other people respond and come pick them up. There are hundreds of members in our area.
We listed our carpet that we ripped out from our living room last night and I've already had 3 inquiries on it!
One man's trash is another man's treasure!
Go check it out...