Cost to Install a Trash Compactor

Updated: January 2016

Trash Compactor Installation Cost CalculatorZip Code
ItemQuantityLow  High  
Trash Compactor Cost
Non-discounted retail pricing for: 1.4 cubic foot capacity with 1/3 HP compacting motor. Freestanding or built-in installation. Requires 120V electrical connection at unit. 4 yr limited warranty.FALSE
1 compactor$868.00$1,902.36
Trash Compactor Labor
Labor estimate to install trash compactor. Connect appliance to existing utility connections behind appliance. Secure appliance to cabinetry with mounting hardware and verify operation. Includes planning, equipment and material acquisition, area preparation and protection, setup and cleanup.
2.0 hours$116.16$193.70
Trash Compactor Materials and Supplies
Cost of related materials and supplies typically required to install trash compactor including: connectors and fittings.
1 Compactor$25.00$25.00

Totals - Cost to Install Trash Compactor - 1 Compactor $1,009.16$2,121.06
Average Cost Per Compactor  $1,009.16$2,121.06

Get an INSTANT estimate of the cost to Install a Trash Compactor! Our free calculator uses recent, trusted data to estimate costs for your Trash Compactor Installation project. For a basic 1 compactor project in zip code 47474, the benchmark cost to Install a Trash Compactor ranges between $1,009.16 - $2,121.06 per compactor.

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Cost to Install a Trash Compactor - Notes and General Information

Homewyse cost estimates are "ballpark" ranges for basic work performed in normal, serviceable conditions. The estimates should only be used for preliminary planning. Homewyse estimates are NOT substitutes for firm quotes from qualified vendors. Homewyse strongly recommends that you contact reputable professionals for an accurate assessment of work required and costs for your project - before making any decisions or commitments.

The cost estimate includes:

  • Costs for local material / equipment delivery to and service provider transportation to and from the job site.
  • Costs to prepare the worksite for Trash Compactor Installation, including costs to protect existing structure(s), finishes, materials and components.
  • Costs for job cleanup and debris removal at project completion.
  • Labor setup time, mobilization time and minimum hourly charges that are commonly included for small Trash Compactor Installation jobs.

The cost estimate does NOT include:

  • Costs for removing, relocating, repairing, or modifying existing framing, surfacing, HVAC, electrical, and plumbing systems - or bringing those systems into compliance with current building codes.
  • Costs for testing and remediation of hazardous materials (asbestos, lead, etc).
  • General contractor overhead and markup for organizing and supervising the Trash Compactor Installation. Add 15% to 23% to the total cost above if a general contractor will supervise this project.
  • Sales tax on materials and supplies.
  • Permit or inspection fees (or portion thereof) required by your local building department for your overall project.

Cost to Install a Trash Compactor - References

Trash Compactor Installation - Average Cost Per Compactor

Expect to pay in the high end of the estimated price range for a licensed, bonded and insured contractor and for complex or rush projects. Hire carefully, only after verifying prior work quality.

For the best value on Trash Compactor Installation: combine related projects; get bids from several pros; and be flexible about project scheduling.

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