We had a lot of editing to do in our home when we moved here a few years ago. One thing I did not have the heart to just toss was a large Rhododendron, so I decided to place a freebie ad in the buy and sell paper. I had the approval of at least one neighbour, who said, "You're not going to cut down that Rhodo, are you?" when she was walking by with her dog as we were cutting down some trees. I told her not to worry, as I had plans to find a new owner for it. Although the bush was large, the root system loosened easily when we dug around it and we knew it could transport easily in the back of a truck.
The response to our ad was surprising, as we had many calls. We even had a call from a number south of the border, in Washington state. The lucky new owner was a builder, and wanted new landscaping for his place. He showed up with a bunch of friends armed with shovels, and a flatbed thing to haul it away. (it came out with little effort)
So, if you have something you don't want, do consider passing it on. Many people told me that nobody was going to want such a large thing, but they were wrong. We got free space to start over with in the garden, and the builder got a free Rhodo!
(I'll try to post a picture)