Malvern and the surrounding area is extremely wealthy, our Freecycle network is astounding, 10,000 members and treasure galore..
I have a pair of Spendor BC1 speakers that were just given away...
We have given some old cars away so I suppose we are a bit like that ourselves.
A local tip [ I wont say which one for obvious reasons.. but fairly local ] has in the past supplied me with a brand new Dawes Galaxy [ insurance job ] several 1940-60's retro racers, a few Moultons, various boxes of tools etc and sundry insane treasure ..
I ran a business doing up bikes for several years in the 80's on the cast off local bikes I got out of skips and donated by people who knew what I was doing.
Found this frame
on a pile of rubble a couple of years ago and have done a fair few miles on it, it will be out tomorrow.
You cannot save everything but you can have a go. I have sold bikes to folk as far away as Hong Kong, most are well used but usable and it is satisfying to send em off; 3 speed sit up and beg went to H.K. , a nice old 1950's touring frame to Latvia, M1000 to Spain, Sun tandem to Huddersfield
I guess the most important thing is not to hoard stuff and get it to where it might be used and loved... .. I do give bike stuff away locally as do my club mates.