You will surprised what value others put on your unwanted items, whatever they are! With this being the case before you throw anything away consider if it can be recycled for cash - ie: will someone else but it from you. Here are some ideas:
There are loads of organisations that will take your unwanted clothes off your hands. Some will pay you, some will exchange with you and others are charities:
Fashion site ASOS also has its own Marketplace where you can buy and sell second-hand clothes.
Oxfam will give you a £5 M&S voucher for your clothes
2) CDs, games and DVDs
Again lots of organisations will buy your unwanted cds and dvds, including:
Lots of organisations will buy your unwanted books, including:
BookMooch - will swap your books
ReadItSwapIt - will swap your books
4) Mobile phones
You no doubt have seen all the adverts by companies who will buy your mobile phone, including:
5) Aluminium cans!
There are centres in various places around the country that will pay you for recycling aluminium cans in bundles. You can find your nearest centre on Thinkcans.com.
6) Ink cartridges
Yes, you really can earn cash from your used ink cartridges. Have a look at CashForCartridges.co.uk or CartridgeCo.co.uk.