When something expensive breaks, it's easy to toss it out and get something new. But in these greener times, the worlds of both ecology and technology are coming together to make repairing items easier, economical and ecological. Download apps like TaskRabbit to see if you can find someone to help you repair items like broken washing machines, dishwashers and other appliances. You might find a local repairman who is willing to offer his services at a steep discount and fix your appliances for you. If you must replace, find a place to recycle your old item.