Recycling a Washer That’s Working
If you have a washer that’s working, but you don’t want it anymore, you have quite a few options. A washer that’s working is a tremendous resource. There are plenty of organizations that would be happy to take it so that they can reuse it. Look around at youth organizations, organizations that are set up for elderly people and so forth to see if any of them would be interested in the washing machine. Recycling is great, but reusing is even better for the environment.
It’s a much better idea to recycle a washer that’s working that it is to try to find a landfill that will accept it. In fact, you’re probably not going to be able to find any modern landfill that will allow you to throw it away. Because a washing machine is a rather complex device, there are many different parts to it that may be reused in other washing machines. Again, reusing preserves the environment more than recycling, so recycling plants may actually strip off components such as motors, the tub and so forth so that they can be resold and used to repair other washing machines.
If everything ends up being recycled, a working washing machine still has an incredible amount of useful materials in it. These materials include copper, steel, aluminum and many more. One of the best things about recycling washing machines is that metals are highly recyclable and, of course, mining is one of the most damaging activities to the environment. By recycling a washing machine, you’re helping to preserve the environment, provide jobs and one of the most dynamic and successful industries in the world and you’re helping to possibly help someone else get their washing machine fixed without having to buy new parts to accomplish that task!