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Recycle and re-use of home appliances
How difficult is to recycle or use your old home appliance??
Why is more easy to dump in a bin your TV that recycle or reuse it?
Is all ready four months since Iíve started to work and tried to make a difference collecting all kind of home appliances some as: washing machines, dishwashers, TVs, Computers, servers and other office equipment; but it looks like a fight of David against Goliath with the difference that is Goliath is the one wining at the moment, but still I am stick to my guns.
What I am offering is to collect for re-use and recycle all kinds of electrical or metal made home appliances and office equipment for free!!! Thatís right free of charge.
Now, what do I do with all that stuff? The answer is simple, first of all see and determine if it can be repaired and reuse it again, if it is damaged, try to repair and once it has been repaired, we will send this to Africa or South America to be used again for people who doesnít have the resources how to get a new appliance.
Now you may be wondering what happen if it gets damaged again over there?
Well over there the costs of repair those appliances is a lot more accessible that England, and the more important thing is that if the appliance get absolutely broken or damaged they will find any other application to the case or part of the appliance to be used again and again.
One thing you may be sure: there is no way that the appliance is going to end in a landfill as in here,
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Recycle and re-use of home appliances Wilge Velasco Villavicencio - 2010-07-16 12:26:00
Re: Recycle and re-use of home appliances muymalestado - 2010-07-19 09:17:11
Goog going wvvip.

One of the salient points about this is locality and thankfully here in the Highlands the Council supports a charity to accept dud appliances. So we have only a short drive to their depot where parts are scavenged or complete fix-ups are done.

One could start asking how Green the recyclers are but that would be nit-picking compared to where we were a few short years ago.

Re: Recycle and re-use of home appliances winster - 2010-08-26 12:53:52
Sounds a good project that you are doing. At the moment I put all of my old stuff on http://www.scavenger.org.uk . It seems to work really well for me in getting rid of all kinds of stuff that you might think nobody would want. You should check it out.
Re: Recycle and re-use of home appliances muymalestado - 2010-08-27 11:50:42
We have also just discovered that the British Heart Foundation charity has a van which does scheduled runs around the countryside collecting anything and everything from households who make a request to stop. Try here -- muymalestado
Re: Recycle and re-use of home appliances Wilge Velasco Villavicencio - 2010-08-28 21:41:49
Yes of course that BHF does collections as well, but my concern really is about all that stuff that doesnít work and is broken not only about those thing that works or can be repaired, what I am trying to do is avoid the dump of thing in the bin, that is the concerning bit; the times that Iíve seen printers, computers, TVs, and more in the bins is countless.
And as you mentioned before, we have to start to wonder how ďgreenĒ are those Goliaths, Iíve worked before for an important Recycle centre as Lorry driver and also for a tipping company as tipper driver; and ohh!! My dear friend the things that I have had to see and just watch impotent to do anything about that.
I am or maybe we are few, the ones concerned about this issue, but at the end of the day we are living in this Island and the more that we donít care, more the damage for this land, ours children lands for tomorrow.


Re: Recycle and re-use of home appliances Wilge Velasco Villavicencio - 2010-08-28 21:11:57
Thanks for that, is a nice site and also does the job; as long the appliance is working thatís absolutely fine, but what about of the stuff that it doesnít work or is damaged? Somebody has to do the dirty job and avoid send it to the land fills, that is what really matter for me.
At the moment I am concentrated in London after I'll see how can I cover a wide area.
Re: Recycle and re-use of home appliances muymalestado - 2010-08-29 20:04:42
"What about stuff that is not in working order?"

As my earlier: we are lucky that the local authority has a "training" project that fixes or re-distributes appliances.

All I can say is ask your local councillor why you haven't got that - if you haven't.

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