Re: One of these days...
On the kerb it's probably some kind of obstruction, and taking something on the presumption it was intended to be taken is a potentially risky venture
Hm. Here in the US (Orlando) I leave things "on the kerb" every Thursday night for the waste people to pick up on Friday. I pay local taxes to have them come around every week.
The major stipulation is that you kindly break it down into chunks of 50lb or less. Heck, they even took chunks of fence and other hurricane debris recently.
If you have something as large as a boat, there's a number to call to arrange pickup. They even accept cars.