The Four Rs: What to Do with your Older/Worn-out Vernon Appliances

The Four Rs: What to Do with your Older/Worn-out Vernon Appliances
Look for local outlets to reduce, recycle, reuse, and repair your older and worn-out Vernon appliances.

In the past, North Okanagan residents had few resources when it came to dealing with their older and worn-out Vernon appliances. This resulted in a rise of illegal dumping and other wasteful options. At Genier’s Appliances in Vernon, we are all about finding you sustainable solutions on how you can apply the 3 Rs (reduce, reuse, recycle) and one more R (repair), so that your older appliances will not cause a blight on the earth. Read on to learn more:


See How One Person’s Trash is Another Person’s Treasure

If you are looking at remodelling your home and want brand-new home appliances, there are ways you can sell your old appliances instead of trashing of them. Try posting your discount appliances through buy, sell, swap and sale classified sites. In Vernon, there are a number of these sites, including: 


Donate Your Used Appliances to a Charity

There are a number of charitable organizations in Vernon that accept free or cheap appliances that are still in good working order, either for resell or for recycling.

They include:


Recycle at the Landfill

While taking your used appliances to the landfill doesn’t seem like a sustainable solution, the Regional District of the North Okanagan is now offering an incentive for people to recycle their appliances at its Diversion and Disposal Facility on Birnie Road. As of Jan. 1, 2019, the landfill is accepting all major appliances free of charge. The appliances are then decommissioned on site and used for scrap metal.


Shop at a Canadian Appliance Store That Helps With Repairs

One of the main reasons why people throw out their appliances is because they can’t find anywhere to have them properly fixed. That’s why it’s not only important to think about warranties when you are out appliance shopping, but also whether the appliance warehouse or store offers referrals for repairs and parts to get your appliance working like new again.


For more information, read our blog on 4 Home Appliances You Should Consider Buying New over Used.


A trusted appliances store in Vernon, BC, Genier’s has a team of expert repair specialists that can fix most the home and kitchen appliances, from gas ranges and refrigerators to washers and dryers and dishwashers they sell. Genier’s also offers a warranty service on all of its brands.


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