I live in Chicago, and my 7 floor building does the same thing. I have utilized the lobby to get rid of larger pieces, like my practically brand new Ikea desk, to smaller cookware items. The one downside of leaving larger items is that they won't always get picked up. My building will usually allow things to stay down in the lobby for a few days, before to the building manager moves it to the alley (at least that is what I am assuming he does). I think this system is convenient way to share your gently used items, but I will admit I rarely if ever take from the piles. With the influx of bed bugs in larger cities I am too paranoid to pick up any stray items.
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