In addition to advertising on Craigslist, I often use Freecycle to get rid of things. Or to find things.
Per their website:
“The Freecycle Network™ is made up of 5,096 groups with 9,332,889 members around the world. It’s a grassroots and entirely nonprofit movement of people who are giving (and getting) stuff for free in their own towns. It’s all about reuse and keeping good stuff out of landfills. Each local group is moderated by local volunteers (them’s good people). Membership is free.”
They may advertise that it’s about reuse and keeping good stuff out of landfills, but it’s also about people on tight budgets surviving. And it’s about not having to pay to have an old appliance hauled away, when someone will come pick it up for free because they know how to fix it, or how to make some money recycling it.
Go to http://www.freecycle.org/ to get started. It’s easy to use. Members post about items they are giving away (this is an OFFER), or post about items they are looking for (WANTED). Once you’ve made arrangements for pickup, it’s posted as PROMISED. Once it’s gone, you post that it’s been TAKEN.
Check it out.