Haven't the ever-present messages from the media sunk in yet, people?? Green is Good! Recycling is IN. Throwing away perfectly good furniture is OUT.
But noooo..Mr/Mrs Hoity-Toity in your big house. You're above all that. You can't be bothered to haul this pretty little desk and chair in your monstrous SUV to the local donation center. Nooo...you have to put it on your curb like any bit of garbage.