I've been working with a few thrift stores in my town and have been appalled to find that a lot of useful donated things get tossed in their trash.

I have been working to come up with ways to make sure things stay out of the waste stream. One is to find out which thrifts have a downstream option for things that are not 'nice' enough for them to sell, but still find a way to send these things off to warehouse type thrifties or overseas charities.

Anyone have any knowledge of which thrift chains are better than others?