How Much Will It Cost To Replace My Garbage Disposal?

The garbage disposal is an important part of any kitchen but is susceptible to problems with a life expectancy of only five to ten years. If your garbage disposal isn’t properly working and is near the end of its lifespan, then instead of simply repairing it, your best bet would be to get a replacement.

Types of Garbage Disposals

Garbage Disposal Installation Salem OregonThere are two main types of garbage disposals: aluminum and stainless steel.

Aluminum disposals are economical and usually cost around $150, but they also have a tendency to leak and become corrosive.

Stainless steel disposals are a bit more expensive generally running between $160 and $300. While stainless steel is more expensive than the aluminum disposal, it will not become rusty or corrosive.

There are other garbage disposal options available that include more high-tech functions, such as noise reduction, anti-jamming, power options, vibration free options, etc. but they will cost significantly more than either the aluminum or stainless steel disposals.

Your plumber will give you your best options for you to choose from to help alleviate the stress of making the right choice for your garbage disposal replacement.

Garbage Disposal Replacement

The cost of a replacement includes the removal of your old garbage disposal and installing the new one. Thrasher Plumbing, like most plumbers, charges by the hour. The knowledge and experience of Thrasher Plumbing ensure that the replacement process is efficient as possible. Replacement times vary depending on the condition of your old garbage disposal or the connection site, but usually, a garbage disposal replacement is roughly a two-hour job. The cost of an installation also includes materials like the new garbage disposal, fittings, connectors, and mounting hardware, if needed.


Your new garbage disposal will work more efficiently and quickly than your old one. To get the most out of your brand-new disposal, taking quality care of it is essential.

Here are some garbage disposal maintenance tips:

  • Make sure to run water before, during, and after you run your disposal.
  • While the using the disposal, be careful not to push too much debris down at one time to avoid jamming.
  • Run your disposal every day to keep it clear of debris.

Need your garbage disposal replaced in the Salem, Oregon area?
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