Broken appliances are frequently sold for parts; they often contain parts that still function and can be used to repair another similar appliance. Individuals looking to sell appliance parts can check online auction sites for prices.
Broken appliances are difficult to dispose of safely, and many municipalities have strict regulations on how to properly dispose of appliances. Improper disposal of appliances is bad for the environment and often carries a large fine. Aside from selling the functioning parts, individuals can turn to metal recyclers, who can properly dispose of the appliance and may pay a small amount of money for the scrap metal.