Context: I have a day job. And we recently went through an office expansion and remodel. We did everything we could to minimize the moving waste - e.g. we rented sturdy packing crates for employees instead of buying boxes that would then have to be recycled. The need to pack into (and live out of) crates for a few weeks meant a lot of stuff got purged.
What wasn't trash or recycling got put on a "donate" table. This was a free-for-all for a couple of weeks and then we donated most of what was left. What we couldn't donate, like a pile blank CDs, we shipped to a specialty recycler.