dont know if people have heard of this but if you go to freecycle website, you can put things up for offer that you dont want and search for things you do. idea is that nothing goes to skips and there's many things on offer, from tv's to sofas to crockery to ps3 games....
there's a different freecycle for each area.
sorry if this is of no use but thought i'd let people who may not know about it aware.
website is http://www.uk.freecycle.org/