As ever it is difficult to get rid of things that have been around in the shed or loft for years - WHY - because we like to forget that we put it there in the first place. Ironically the more we collect the harder it is to dispose of it. I know because I have been there but nowadays I try to look at the practical by looking at a recycling angle.
A little thought goes a long way to disposing of the recyclable and being left with the rubbish to companies like myself.Whatever you decide will lighten your load. I recently looked at who was looking at my web site and was surprised to see people from all over the world - hopefully for them the thought of clearing rubbish will be a positive one that can be achieved anywhere, I am sorry I am not closer to help but best wishes to you all.
Remember it always costs something to get rid of rubbish which ever way you choose.