1) The "can I fix it and sell it group?"
2) The scrap metal group. Now the Salvation Army won't even take this pick. Everyone has seen these individuals trolling around the neighborhood in beat up trucks. Maybe there's a tiny piece of metal that they can scrap? Not sure. But I've seen people take things from my curb and I have a hard time letting go of anything.
3)The picker who plans to use the item with a little fixing right now. [This is Me]. If something is at the curb and catches my eye I stop. I look it over and if it serves a specific purpose I take it. I'm not looking to sell it or scrap it because I'm going to use it.
Here's my pic of my pick from earlier in the week (sand/water table and bird bath).
2) If you're not 100% sure it's garbage ask! People have filed police reports for stollen lawn mowers, chairs, wheelbarrows, etc. They were near the curb and a picker picked them!
3) Make sure it's legal to pick. There are different rules depending on where you live. It's not always legal.
4) First come, first served!