We have a reverse trash day every year.
Its really called the Spring Clean Up but is often referred to as "the East Sider's Christmas". The east side of Des Moines is made up of much older neighborhoods and takes extreme pride in and ownership of the State Fair. The west side is all the "rich" people in the suburbs. (Neither of these is really true of course but don't start this argument while you're here.) Anyway...
We put out whatever stuff we have that needs to go but can't go in the normal trash pickup up on the curb and then we sit outside and watch all the beat up cars and rusty trucks with trailers troll through the neighborhood and pick through the stuff. On your normal trash day the garbage folks come through with dump trucks and pay loaders to pickup what's left.
On our block I give a six pack to the house that "sells out" fastest.