That's the theory.
In real life however, it is much more fun. The inorganic is one of my favourite times of the year, purely because it is a cheap form of entertainment. I'm going to miss the annual inorganic.
In real life, people put out their old junk on the side of the road on Saturday. During the weekend, people come around with large vans or trailers and go through your junk. They take whatever they like and sometimes, they leave behind someone else's junk too.
I have some fond memories of the inorganic. I remember one year we put out an old fridge of ours. It iced up at the back all the time so we had to get rid of it. As we were taking it down the driveway, a guy pulled up and was very keen on it. He took it straight away. I think we even helped him load it into his van.
Another time we were putting out our old sofa. It was ripped because a) it was old and b) our cat had decided it made a good scratching post. We put it out, and when we went back to put out more stuff, some people had pulled up and were loading it into their trailer.
Today, we put out a barbeque. Less than 5 minutes later, it was being loaded into a van and then it was gone.
I realise that this doesn't seem particularly funny. It could be one of those cases where you have to be there to find it funny. Or more likely, it could be the fact that I see it as junk, but someone else sees it as a free barbeque.
Either way, one man's trash is certainly another man's treasure.