Whiteware (particularly older products) contain toxic and hazardous substances which are harmful to the environment.
Whiteware items can be expensive to purchase. Where practical, choose good quality and energy-efficient white goods that can last a lifetime. Alternatively you could buy secondhand, which should be cheaper than buying new.
Rather than replacing a non-working item, see if it can be repaired. Check out Appliance Repairs Servicing listings in the Yellow Pages.
Consider donating or on-selling your pre-loved, working whiteware.
Whiteware can be recycled at the Whanganui Resource Recovery Centre (fees apply).
Alternatively, contact a local scrap metal dealer or waste transfer station.
Please keep from landfill wherever possible.