Update - I brought my carload of stuff to Goodwill and I found a place to drop off my recyclables. So that all worked out.
I even found out that the Goodwill items that don't sell end up at shelters for abused women, and then the leftovers from that are sent overseas to countries in need. So that makes me feel better in many ways - I am not just giving things to Goodwill to make money from, but I am helping other charities at the same dropoff point.
Lisa, it makes a ton of sense to release things and trust in the universe/friends/family. But not so easy to actually do it.
I will keep chipping away at this and remind myself to trust, trust, trust.