Do you have perfectly usable items you no longer need? These items can be donated to a number of community-based organizations that collect them on a regular basis and put them to good use. Examples of these items include:
Not only do you allow these items to be reused by someone else but you keep them from ending up in a landfill.
If any item is broken, torn, or not functioning, it should be thrown in your general trash collection.
Please support these organizations with your donations. Along with these agencies, look for community-based clubs or schools who periodically have various collection drives.