The local big item trash day is upon us. So we dismantled the broken washing machine in order to save the metal drum inside to use as a fire ring for desert bonfires. I won't lie to you and say it was easy because there were many fasteners inside that were not obvious when we started. In the end we resorting to pounding with a hammer, using a dremel tool and whatever else it took to get it apart. We also rescued the big plastic tub just in time for me to plant tomatoes inside it. The rest of the parts will go to the trash day at the local store. I'm sure a clever person could cut out the metal and use it for art or Steampunk gear or something.