Woohoo! A free washing machine.
I think it’s illegal — or certainly against the council “local laws” — but when someone dumps a perfectly good washing machine at the side of the road for the council hard-rubbish collection, I think its environmentally sound to pick it up!
Plugging and plumbing it in showed that it isn’t perfectly good, just mostly good. Everything works except the pump, so we can use it as a gravity emptying washing machine, safe in the knowledge that should gravity fail, the inability to wash our clothes is the least of our worries.