In this town, they have an appliance Recycling event about once a month.
You bring the stuff you don't want anymore. Stuff that's not allowed in the trash.
That's TV sets, ACs, & etc.
The Recycling group (volunteers) charge you 5 or 10 bucks, depending on what you drop off.
Anyways, the last time I was there to drop off an old (1973) dehumidifier,
I noticed that some of the stuff being dropped off, looked brand new!
My guess is, a person might be able to pick up used AC gear for free,
if they they had a few hours to wait around a school parking lot on a weekend..
I guess it will depend on how the event is being run..
Recycle Your Appliances Saturday - Woburn, MA Patch
Woburn Council Of Social Concern Appliance/Freon Bearing/CRT Device Recycling Event | SCI Woburn