Here's some things we generally tend to just toss without thinking or attempting to recycle or reuse:
Dyer lint. Ever BBQ or have a fireplace? This is perfect fuel for the fire!
Melted wax. Make your own candles, seals or sculptures by reusing the wax. You can fragrance it with perfume or essence or decorate them with rocks, shells or broken glass.
Food, so Compost! It's great for your yard or garden, or you can sell it or give it away. If your pet can eat it, even better.
Ink cartridges. Some places refill and some offer cash rewards. Ink cartridges are refurbishable.
Lids, tops and tabs from beverages. Do what we do and send the tabs to the Ronald McDonald houses.
Household decor. Clocks, picture frames, paintings, candle holders, and the like all have parts that are recyclable. If you're just going to toss it, recycle it. The clocks, picture frames and candle holders can
all be painted to update them to match your new decor. Use your imagination! You just might be surprised at how nice they will look.