It may sound kind of disgusting, however I am one of those dumpster divers! I don’t do it because I am a bum on the street or anything savor that.
I do it because you can find so many useful things that people throw away for no reason.
In many cases, companies throw away things just because they can’t sell them or there is a slight defect in them that doesn’t affect the product. Recently I found a perfectly good motor for a central heating plus ! These motors are not cheap by any means; When someone’s central heating plus a/c plan breaks down plus you have to replace a motor, they hit you hard for the cost plus upgrade of it, and since I found this perfectly working heat plus motor in the dumpster, I decided that I am going to try to sell it to one of the local heating plus a/c dealers in the area. Going to a typical heating plus a/c company to try to sell this would not be the most wise thing because they would not pay top price for it, and however an independent heating plus a/c company would, however and that’s what I am going to do. I am going to call every single last independent heating plus a/c company in my section plus see if any of them are in need of a fully working motor for any of their central heating plus cooling systems. And if not for that, if they would be interested just to have the spare part around.