My husband brings me things he finds on job sites. Nothing, of course, that isn't left for trash. But he knows my recycle weakness, and he brings me trash. He's a keeper.
He recently brought home a half dozen different sized cable spools. The biggest one holds books and a plant in my Florida room. The plant is also on a spool... a mini spool. I really wanted to do something other than use them as plant stands, so ... I did!