I signed up with an website called Freecycle, as in freecycle.org. It is dedicated to keeping stuff out of landfills. Apparently there's a local one in several major cities, part of the overall one.
I got some bricks from a contractor who had demolished a house to rebuild; he didn't want to just throw the bricks that came from a fireplace and chimney out and he posted on Freecycle. I now have the beginnings of a brick path and patio. And they're weathered bricks, gorgeous!!!
I of course was worried about meeting up with an ax murderer and took my son. Isn't that a sad statement of the world? Anyway, I posted offering an old, big art deco dresser I had that was just way too big anymore, and I'm not planning on having a yard sale anytime soon, so-- I was able to dispense with it in a day.
Great idea and worth checking out--it's part of yahoo groups here in Atlanta.