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Old 12-02-2010, 02:49 PM
 
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Okay, so I'm curious: how much has it cost you guys to install a garbage disposal in an existing sink?

Just looking for a basic kind - biomass and chicken bones go down, turn it on with water going down, and it goes down the drain rather than stinking up a trash bin.
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Old 12-02-2010, 02:53 PM
 
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Depends- is there a power outlet located under the sink already? If not, how easily can you get from the main breaker panel to the sink- disposals need a dedicated outlet in most cases.

You may also want to check with the city to see if they allow disposals- many cities in NJ don't because the food waste places an extra burden on the sewage treatment systems, which are often at or near capacity already.
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Old 12-02-2010, 03:09 PM
 
Location: Vermont
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do you put chicken bones in the disposal really?!

probably 250 bucks if not running a new electrical line

you could compost non animal food.

Last edited by joe moving; 12-02-2010 at 03:24 PM..
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Old 12-02-2010, 05:08 PM
 
Location: NJ
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I have been wondering this too. I don't see an electrical outlet under the sink. But I have a dishwasher directly next to the sink so there is obviously a power source nearby. Not sure if that would be sufficient.
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Old 12-05-2010, 04:21 PM
 
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The way these contractors charge...
$250 sounds about right just for the plumbing part of it.
Then the electrical part will be another $250. The disposal itself will cost about $200.

If you find a guy who can do all of it..I would try to negotiate down to about $300 in labor.
Keep in mind...It's a fair amount of work, depending on your existing sink/drain setup, and available electric. If you have a high backsplash..forget about negotiating and the price will go up.

It's a good DIY project as well. I did my own...but there was power already there from the dishwasher.... and a close by one gang wall socket box that I changed to two gang for the switch.
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Old 12-07-2010, 10:34 AM
 
Location: Vermont
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don't worry about the back splash. For $30 you can get an air actuated counter switch. Safer too, since you cannot get shocked.
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Old 08-28-2011, 08:24 PM
 
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It's a fact that a kitchen sink garbage disposal can cost anywhere from $80 to $250 to $300, depending on the options that come with the particular model. On top of the cost to purchase the disposal comes the cost to keep it running. Clogs can occur fairly easily, and those that block the pipes down the line can be very difficult for the average homeowner to resolve. That can lead to a visit by the plumber because your sink is out of commission until the pipe is cleared.
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Old 08-28-2011, 08:26 PM
 
Location: Hoboken
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Originally Posted by MJPByron View Post
Okay, so I'm curious: how much has it cost you guys to install a garbage disposal in an existing sink?

Just looking for a basic kind - biomass and chicken bones go down, turn it on with water going down, and it goes down the drain rather than stinking up a trash bin.
I just installed one myself. It cost me $300 for the disposal and accessories. I am probably the least handy person you could ever meet and I was able to do it.

Full disclosure, I replaced an existing disposal.
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