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Furniture & Appliances

Why is furniture and appliance waste a problem? When unwanted furniture is thrown away, valuable resources such as wood, fabric, and metal are wasted. The same holds true for appliances. Large appliance repair service is still available, while small appliances are more often replaced than repaired as evidenced by the global right to repair movement and the grassroots gatherings such as Repair Cafes and Fixit Clinics aiming to change that. Valuable resources could be kept out of landfills, more jobs could be created, and ecological harm due to resource extraction could be reduced if more furniture and appliances were either repaired, refurbished, repurposed, or dismantled in order to reuse or recycle the parts.

Examples: refrigerators, stoves, ovens, ranges, microwaves, small kitchen appliances (toaster, toaster oven, blender, mixer, crock pot, pressure cooker, food processor, etc.) kitchen utensils, washing machines and dryers, dishwashers, air conditioners, sofas and chairs, tables, dressers, filing cabinets, bookshelves, desks, mattress, box springs, bed frames


Reduce

  • Be purposeful with your home furnishings – avoid filling your home with furniture that is rarely used – buy only what brings significant wellbeing and usefulness to your life

  • Consider multipurpose or energy efficient appliances

Reuse

Recycle

  • If your appliance or piece of furniture is made mostly of metal, it is possible to recycle it as scrap metal

Locations

Axmen Recycling
9775 Summit Drive
(406)543-1905

Bargain Corner
200 S California St
(406) 543-4926

Donation Warehouse
1804 North Ave W Suite D
(406) 240-4042

Missoula Goodwill
2501 S Reserve St
(406) 549-6969

Pacific Steel
2828 Palmer
(406) 542-0381

Underground Thrift Store
705 S Higgins Ave

Teen Challenge Thrift Store
2036 Mullan Rd
(406) 728-1171

YWCA Secret Seconds North
1136 W Broadway St
(406) 549-1610

YWCA Secret Seconds South
920 Kensington Ave
(406) 541-3210

Zootown Thrift
1444 W Broadway St
(406) 552-7732

(406) 543-7154