I was working up on Manitoulin Island two weeks ago; at the same time visiting with old friends. She's a talented photographer of growing reputation. Some 2 years ago she was given the entire darkroom of the local weekly newspaper. She'd just switched to digital about that time, but she's kept the whole lab in her basement, unable to get rid of it out of respect for her film roots (and a little guilt, I suspect).
I asked her to show me this stuff. I must have "oohed" audibly b/c she said. "take it all; it'll make me very happy to clean out the basement!". So, in fact, we did indeed clean. We filled 2 recycling boxes with old paper and old chemical bottles and we filled 2 big garbage cans.
I have now washed (there was literally an inch of dust on some parts) and painted the old Omega D-2 and will set it up soon. I salvaged a big box full of equipment for a friend who's slowly getting back into darkroom.
I currently use an excellent little B-22, but this D-2 will get me started on 4x5.