Downside to this? A lot of crap gets tossed. My rental-only building has an especially nasty culture of residents leaving things beside the dumpster that are clearly still useful and in good shape. By leaving it just outside the dumpster but still in the same concrete dungeon meant for old cat litter and used tissues, you’re saying “I don’t need this, but please, help yourself.” Oh how generous of you!
And this with our very own “Info” corkboard where you can find and leave adds on anything from furniture to dogsitters? Ever hear of Craigslist? Thrift stores will also gladly take your stuff! And if like everyone else in North America, your CRT is just not cutting the mustard, many thrift stores, such as the Salvation Army, have free (I repeat, FREE) recycling for busted or outdated electronics.
So the next time you feel like being neighborly with your perfectly useful trash, I’d like to propose posting an add on Craigslist or making cupcakes for your friend with a truck to haul away your crap to the local Sally Ann. Or even better, keep your perfectly good coffee table and forgo the purchase of the new shiny white one in the latest IKEA flyer, because we all know it’s only a year out before your fickle nature takes over and you suddenly feel the need to trash and purchase all over again.