They don’t make’em like they used to!

The useful life of household appliances is shorter than it used to be. Purchase prices have come down as manufacturing processes have become more efficient. It costs less to build machines with fewer mechanical parts, and more electronic ones. As the machine ages, mechanical parts can be repaired or replaced, which is good for your pocketbook and the environment. On the other hand, electronics quickly become obsolete. For example, when the motherboard in your washing machine or dishwasher stops working, it may be impossible to repair, and replacement parts could be hard to find. Unfortunately, this could mean the end of life for your appliance.

Where do broken appliances go? The landfill is not the ideal place for household appliances. Did you know that almost all appliances can be recycled? Most contain a fair amount of recyclable material, from the steel cabinet to cast aluminum parts, and copper windings in the motors.

At urbanmine, we recognize the value in old appliances, and we pay for them accordingly. We also know that if you to bring your appliances to us, it’s important that you are treated fairly and have the best metal recycling experience possible, whether it’s your first visit or your fiftieth.

When you need to dispose of an appliance in Winnipeg, think urbanmine first. Our facility is conveniently located, clean and staffed with friendly people. We’ll help you get rid of your old dishwasher, washing machine, or dryer, responsibly and sustainably. We weigh everything out in the open, so you are assured of transparency, and when it’s all done we put cash in your pocket.

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