DavecUK Some items are an absolute PITA to recycle, I only found out today that AO do a collect and recycle service just £20 for those bulky appliances.
I put such things on Facebook Marketplace for free (don’t have FB, but my wife lets me use hers for this purpose). There is always someone who has use for anything. People try to fix, extract parts or even take stuff for the metal. It saves having to take things to the recycling centre, and hopefully they end up in a better place than landfill or wherever the council dumps them. Never had to wait long for things to be picked up - usually they go very quickly, soon after the listing is up.
Off-topic: there is a magic power to the word ‘free’. From my experience, if you try to get rid of something worth £100 for £10 (potential saving of £90), it is much harder to find someone to take it than if you advertise something worth £5 for free. People are weird.