16 May 2015

What to do with old appliances

Back on April 17th, my washing machine gave out on me.  It was making a funny noise and when I went down to check on it, the laundry room was full of smoke.  I knew this day would come eventually.  You see, my washer and dryer set are almost 30 years old.  they have served me faithfully all those years and I will let them go gracefully.

I will be selling the dryer on Kijiji.  I've never had a problem with it and it would be perfect for someone that doesn't want to spend a lot of money to buy a dryer.

When I was driving to work this morning, I saw a dishwasher by the side of the road.  I often see appliances discarded at the side of the road or put out for garbage day pickup.  There are people you can call that will pick them up for free.  Then, they recycle them by selling them for scrap metal and they do all the heavy work for you.  You can look on Kijiji to find someone in your area.  I did a Kijiji search for "dryer" in the"buy and sell" category and found several ads where they will pick up appliances for free.  Some will even pick up your old barbeques and batteries.

I don't see any point in trying to repair the washer because of it's age, so I called Henry.  Henry will come to your home and pick up your unwanted appliances, then sell them for scrap metal.  If you live in my neck of the woods (London, Ontario) you can call Henry to take away your old appliances.  His number is 519-697-2410.

Green Highlights:
  • appliances do not go to the landfill
  • appliances are given away then sold for scrap metal
  • selling appliances you no longer need on Kijiji
Will you call someone to take away your unwanted appliances to be sold for scrap metal?

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