We run appliance and electronic recycling events on average 6 times a year. However sometimes these are not timely enough, people cannot wait or want another alternative. The link below is to EZTradeIn.
It is a partner of Circuit City but allows you to trade in older equipment that is unused for free and get a circuit city gift card for the value on the open market.
If your equipment has no value here is a link with some options to dispose of items for free.