"my waste tool" on the city of London's website to see how. Since my microwave is metal, I will take it to the EnviroDepot or see if a friend wants to take it to the scrap yard and get a bit of cash for it. I am going to donate the roller ring. Someone may have broken theirs and would like a replacement. I could also donate the glass plate, but I am going to reuse it and put it under a plant/plants. Some of those large pots for plants have a drainage hole in the bottom and the glass plate will be perfect for protecting the surface underneath.
I certainly got my money's worth out of this microwave oven. I heard one person say they have to replace their microwave every few years. If they replaced it every 5 years, they would have gone through 5 microwaves in the lifespan of mine. There are benefits to buying good quality; it saves money in the long run and it reduces waste generated.
- recycling old microwaves properly
- donating parts that are still usable
- re-purposing the glass plate