I've just discovered Freecycle www.freecycle.org.uk . It's brilliant. Bean Sprouts will love it. Sustainable, low impact, recycling etc. The link to an allotment frame of mind seems pretty clear.
We managed to get rid, in one day, of a settee we'd been trying to sell for ages. And I think I've got a filing cabinet that would cost me £90 new. Neat!! And it keeps it all out of landfill. Apparently Sheffield was the first group in the UK and now has over 6000 members. Downside is that I think I've now had emails from most of them.