I would like a big grant to do a pilot program, I call Recycle 2, but I have no credentials, nor track record, unless they are impressed with my comments on www.able2know.com
Home owners would put possibly useful (or repairable) items out for the trash each Saturday morning. volunteers would collect the items (keeping any they wanted)
At the recycle2 site, more volunteers would sort, refurbish and organize (Walmart style) the items, so anyone could find what they needed and take it home for free (donations appreciated)
There would be a very small display of items for sale as the volunteers would take most of the definitely saleable items.
Hopefully the inventory shrinkage would be enormous, as the goal of Recycle 2 is to delay the day stuff enters the land fill. I don't think Walmart will donate either money nor goods to Recycle2, but I might be pleasantly surprised. Competitors such as Goodwill and Salvation Army would be invited to send their representatives as volunteers to skim off the most saleable items. Neil