Cost to Replace a Trash Compactor

Updated: December 2016

Trash Compactor Replacement Cost CalculatorZip Code
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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.
1 compactor$868.00$1,902.36
Trash Compactor Labor, Basic 
Basic labor to replace trash compactor with favorable site conditions. Disconnect and remove existing compactor Install mounting brackets. Connect and mount new compactor. Includes planning, equipment and material acquisition, area preparation and protection, setup and cleanup.
1 compactor$868.00$1,902.36
Trash Compactor Job Supplies 
Cost of related materials and supplies typically required to replace trash compactor including: connectors, fittings and mounting hardware.
1 compactor$868.00$1,902.36
Trash Compactor Debris Disposal
Costs to load and haul away old materials, installation waste and associated debris.
1 compactor7.08758.0625
 Unused Minimum Labor
Balance of 2 hr(s) minimum labor charge that can be applied to other tasks.
   
Totals - Cost To Replace Trash Compactor   
Average Cost per Compactor  

Get an INSTANT, detailed estimate of the cost to Replace a Trash Compactor! Our free calculator uses up-to-date, trusted data to estimate typical subcontractor costs for a Trash Compactor Replacement project. For a basic 1 compactor project in zip code 47474, the benchmark cost to Replace a Trash Compactor ranges between $966 - $2,112 per compactor.

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Cost to Replace a Trash Compactor - 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! Explore the full range of trash compactor new installation labor options and material prices here.

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 Trash Compactor 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 Trash Compactor 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 Trash Compactor 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 Trash Compactor - References

Trash Compactor Replacement - Average Cost Per Compactor

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 Trash Compactor Replacement costs: combine related projects, minimize options/extras and be flexible about project scheduling.


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