We have big recycle bins for gear that is ripped out at work,the lads take what they want and TBH I know a lot of stuff dont make its way in there,but i'am always routing through them and bringing stuff home.
I've picked some great stuff up over the years and still collecting but wife goes ape when I bring more,
We have modest sized double garage and can't get a car in either for my stuff and that really pisses the old girl off,
She always going on at me to sort the garages out so me go in there with good intantions for sorting and skipping stuff but be not throw anything away me only move stuff around.
Me always find something like old panel or transformers then spend the rest of the day playing and testing them.
So nowt gets done and TBH me don't care cos it's my stuff not the wife's and my garage and workshop is my retreat :D