I recently got introduced to free cycle, basically to save people like me looking dodgy poking around in skips, its a email mailing list that allows people to give away stuff they don't want Its cheaper than a skip, and eco friendly. You'd be amazed the thinks people don't want, and do want. I've managed to acquire a 7ft surfboard. Yay!, and a digital camera (had to fix it) and several rather useful bits of wifi gear.
I've also managed to fob off a lot of old junk, the remains of a stereo, lots of PC junk. Someone even wanted a early 486 board with 30 (32?) sims and no processor...... Weird. Still it got rid of it.
Big thank you to the Surfboard lady, cant wait for some waves.