People do toss a lot of good stuff into the dumpster, for reasons that seem foolish to me. When I was “between husbands” my girls pulled out a clock radio with a broken snooze button, which we used for about 15 years, and a vacuum with a broken switch. You had to plug it in to use it, which bothered us not one iota. We also used that for many years. And I still have an aluminum sauce pan they found.