I do not readily discard the household waste but keep trying reusing / recycling most of these. I prefer to reuse household waste in making decorative items.
Here is one unused pot which I used for making a decorative vase. I just washed the earthen pot and let it dry.
On drying, I painted the pot with a natural look color. I thought of painting it in dark blue or black but somehow I preferred a natural look. Here how it looked after painting.