Reuse is using something again. Through reuse, we get more value out of an item by extending its life and eliminate the need for a new item. Conventional reuse is where an item is used again for the same function, and creative reuse is where an item is used for a different function. Reusing is the more environmentally preferred option because it uses even less energy and resources than recycling does!
The most environmentally friendly way to get rid of it is to find a reuse option. Sell it, give it away or donate it.
Give it away
It can be easy to find someone to take your used stuff.
Options for giving items away include:
Family, friends, and neighbors.
Swaps: Host or participate in a swap. These can be especially effective for things that people only keep for a limited time, like clothing, toys, and books.
Put the item next to your trash bin the day before pick up: someone may pick it up before the waste hauler gets there.