The La Grande Freecycle list allows people to offer items for free. If you are not in the LG area don't worry, there are freecycle groups worldwide. A quick web search should be able to put you in contact with one. There are several thrift stores in La Grande. The one by the recycling center is a no hassle drop-off site and sells items very cheaply. They accept a wide variety of items. Trying to get rid of old building supplies (lumber, nails, coat hooks, appliances, etc)? Contact the The Habitat for Humanity ReStore at 541-963-2414!
If you still haven't found a taker for your old electronic equipment, or its broken and unrepairable, E-cycle it! La Grande offers two E-cycle locations for computers, monitors, and TVs, The Habitat for Humanity ReStore and the City Garbage Service Transfer Station. Click here to find out more about E-cycling in Oregon. Effective January 1, 2010, all computers, monitors, and TVs will be banned from disposal in Oregon. Before E-cycling you can also try to do craft projects with the parts.
Remember the 3 R's. They are in a specific order for a reason!