Cost to Replace a Garbage Disposal

Updated: June 2016

Garbage Disposal Replacement Cost CalculatorZip Code
Disposals
ItemQuantityLow  High  
Garbage Disposal Labor - Basic
Basic labor estimate to replace garbage disposal. Disconnect existing unit. Connect new unit to drain, waste plumbing and existing electrical supply. Level and secure unit. Verify operation cycle. Includes planning, equipment and material acquisition, area preparation and protection, setup and cleanup.
2.4 hours$196.82$247.61
Garbage Disposal Materials and Supplies
Cost of related materials and supplies typically required to replace garbage disposal including: connectors, fittings and mounting hardware.
1 Disposal$215.66$245.33

Totals - Cost to Replace Garbage Disposal - 1 Disposal $412.48$492.93
Average Cost Per Disposal  $412.48$492.93

Get an INSTANT, detailed estimate of the cost to Replace a Garbage Disposal! Our free calculator uses up-to-date, trusted data to estimate typical subcontractor costs for a Garbage Disposal Replacement project. For a basic 1 disposal project in zip code 47474, the benchmark cost to Replace a Garbage Disposal ranges between $412.48 - $492.93 per disposal.

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Cost to Replace a Garbage Disposal - Notes and General Information

These estimates are for BASIC work performed in serviceable conditions by qualified trade professionals using MID GRADE materials. Work not mentioned on this page and/or work using master craftsman, premium materials and project supervision will result in HIGHER COSTS!

These estimates are NOT substitutes for written quotes from trade professionals. Homewyse strongly recommends that you contact reputable professionals for accurate assessments 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 Garbage Disposal Replacement, 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 Garbage Disposal Replacement 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 Garbage Disposal Replacement. 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 Replace a Garbage Disposal - References

Garbage Disposal Replacement - Average Cost Per Disposal

Expect to pay in the higher end of the price range for a licensed, insured and reputable pro - and for complex or rush projects.

To lower Garbage Disposal Replacement costs: combine related projects, minimize options/extras and be flexible about project scheduling.


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