Cost to Install a Waste Disposal

Updated: January 2017

Waste Disposal Installation Cost CalculatorZip Code
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Waste Disposal Cost 
Non-discounted retail pricing for: 3/4 HP continuous feed garbage disposal. Requires 120V electrical connection at unit. 4 yr limited warranty.
1 disposal$156.38$175.80
Waste Disposal Labor, Basic 
Basic labor to install waste disposal with favorable site conditions. Connect to existing electrical supply. Level and secure unit. Verify operation cycle. Includes planning, equipment and material acquisition, area preparation and protection, setup and cleanup.
1 disposal$156.38$175.80
Waste Disposal Job Supplies 
Cost of related materials and supplies typically required to install waste disposal including: connectors, fittings and mounting hardware.
1 disposal$156.38$175.80
Waste Disposal Equipment Allowance
Job related costs of specialty equipment used for job quality and efficiency, including: Pipe cutting and threading, tubing cutter, brazing kit and pipe wrenches. Daily rental. Consumables extra.
1 disposal$156.38$175.80
Option: Remove Garbage Disposal
Detach from adjacent components. Remove from home and dispose of legally.
1 disposal$156.38$175.80
Waste Disposal Debris Disposal
Costs to load and haul away old materials, installation waste and associated debris.
1 disposal2.36252.6875
 Unused Minimum Labor
Balance of 2 hr(s) minimum labor charge that can be applied to other tasks.
Totals - Cost To Install Waste Disposal   
Average Cost per Disposal  

Get an INSTANT, detailed estimate of the cost to Install a Waste Disposal! Our free calculator uses up-to-date, trusted data to estimate typical subcontractor costs for a Waste Disposal Installation project. For a basic 1 disposal project in zip code 47474, the benchmark cost to Install a Waste Disposal ranges between $399 - $487 per disposal.

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Cost to Install a Waste 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! Explore the full range of garbage disposal 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 Waste Disposal 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 Waste Disposal 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 Waste Disposal 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 Waste Disposal - References

Waste Disposal Installation - 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 Waste Disposal Installation costs: combine related projects, minimize options/extras and be flexible about project scheduling.

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