I nearly cry when I see what people here throw into the local landfill. And worse still is that our local authorities won't let anyone take stuff away to re-purpose due to that wonderful thing that is health and safety. Heaven forbib someone cuts themselves taking it (whatever it is) away.
So much wood of various shapes, types and lengths. Complete wooden items of furniture, chest of drawers etc. All gets taken by road in container bins to a port, shipped across to Norway where they chip it, then shipped back to the UK to use in various things such as ground cover in local parks! Where's the 'green' in that?
When everything around you is going to pot, get out in the workshop.