Have a renovation project and are concerned about construction waste management (MRc2) issues? There is a non-profit corporation (501c3) called Help1Up who will come to your project, remove all of the old furniture, give you a tax-deductible receipt, and then give the furniture to families in need. The only issue you're likely to encounter is an efficient way of weighing your furniture before it is sent off for your MRc2 documentation.
I haven't used the service yet, but it's pretty easy to plug in your zip code and they'll list a variety of participating "furniture banks".
That's right... I used a LOLcat image in a post about furniture recycling...
This seems to be part of an increasing trend to commoditize the deconstruction of buildings in general. In Charleston, SC where I live, there's a company called SC Sustainable Deconstruction that performs much the same service except that they will come in and take apart the building for you and haul off all the good stuff to be resold. Also a 501c3, you get the same receipt. As these systems get more sophisticated, the demolition process which used to be cost negative is turning into an income stream, all while reducing our impact on the environment.