I get the need for Death Bear -- he's someone you can call to haul away things left by an ex after a breakup (among other things). It's probably easier to hand the items over to someone than it is to put them in the garbage (Goodwill, anyone?), and a number of people in the article say the process is helpful. They also say Death Bear is comforting, and not scary.
I'm going to take their word for it, because opening the door and seeing this would most definitely not comfort me:
Photo by Kevin Walsh