During my years of doing deliveries at night I would always come across something that was thrown out for really dumb reason...like a broken cord...missing wheel...things like that. So I would just take them home fix them up and give them away to someone that needed them.
One night in particular while doing a delivery to a courthouse...I saw that they had thrown out a bunch of office stuff that was practically brand new...go figure right! Well...when I say they were throwing out a bunch of stuff...that was pretty much everything that was in the offices they had remodeled the previous year...and I mean everything. I alone wound up with 6 office chairs in perfect condition that would easily sell for a few hundred bucks each...gave 4 away and kept 2 which are really nice. Also modular office desks with divider walls...tables...and a huge floor to ceiling index section that was completely motorized. I loaded up everything I could...which took 2 nights and gave everything away to offices I knew could use the stuff.
I just hate seeing waste like that.