How Much Should It Cost to Replace a Garbage Disposal?

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Those with the right tools and knowledge can replace a garbage disposal themselves.
Those with the right tools and knowledge can replace a garbage disposal themselves. (Image: tool bag and tools 1 image by Warren Millar from Fotolia.com)

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Hire a Professional

Hiring a professional plumber to replace an old garbage disposal with a new one costs about $300 as of 2010, according to CornerHardware.com. This includes removal of the old unit without needing to change any plumbing or electrical connections for the new one.

Do It Yourself

Replacing a garbage disposal yourself costs about $100, or the cost of the unit. The project takes about four hours to complete. Saving a couple hundred bucks makes sense for those with plumbing and electrical know-how.

Bottom Line

If you don't mind getting your hands dirty and have some plumbing experience and the time to do it, put in the disposal yourself.

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