I am only posting this as many people may not be aware of the recycling at local tips run by the Council. My local has a big shop which employs a few people and uses volunteers to run it. Basically anything USEFUL that people want to throw away is taken to the shop instead, checked if necessary - especially electrical items, and put out in the shop for sale. Prices vary from 10p from bric a brac to £10 for a larger better item in general. Yesterday I picked up 9 pieces of full length laminate skirting board still in the plastic someone had thrown away for £10 - maybe they didn't like the colour after all. Previously I have had books, bit toys, bike and general stuff all for bargain prices. Please ring your local council refuse site and find out if they have such a shop its a growing trend and some councils are donating the sale money to charity. Mine has so much baby equipment and disability equipment that is to cheap compared to other places. May help someone out as after xmas many people will dump unwanted xmas presents as well.