Before throwing something away try other options such as offering it to friends or neighbours.
Freecycle is also another good online platform to give & receive items.
You can find out more about local groups on the Love Essex website.
You might like to consider the options below:
Farleigh Hospice offers a furniture collection service. They also take donations of clothing, bric-a-brac and small electrical items.
Emmaus is an organisation helping the homeless. They will take large items of furniture from parts of the District.
Colchester Toy Library are happy to take donations of toys of any size. Join for free and enjoy toys without having to buy them. Call 01206 500 211 for more information.
Re-cycle will accept old bikes in any condition. They ship the bikes to Africa where they train local people to repair and maintain the bike to improve their lives.
Tools With A Mission collect tools as well as typewriters and sewing machines to send to development projects, training centres and schools in developing countries. .