How Much Does a Garbage Disposal Cost?

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If you wish to cut down on the amount of food you put in your garbage, buying a garbage disposal can help.  Instead of having to scrape extra food into the trash, which can attract bugs and cause a foul odor, you can scrape it into your sink and dispose of it down the drain.

The new garbage disposal by Chris Winters, on Flickr
The new garbage disposal” (CC BY-SA 2.0) by  Chris Winters

How much does a garbage disposal cost?

BrandPrice Range (without installation)
American Standard 1.25 Waste Disposer$95~
Insinkerator Badger 1/3 HP Garbage Disposal$75~
Insinkerator Badger 1/2 HP Garbage Disposal$100~
Insinkerator Badger 5 Plus$85~
Insinkerator Badger 15SS$135~
Insinkerator Badger 100$85~
Insinkerator Badger 500$110~
Whirlaway 191$65~

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Best-selling garbage disposals

How to choose a garbage disposal

  1. Know the type.  As stated above, there are two types of disposals:  the continuous feed and batch feed.  Do you want to turn on a switch to use yours or do you want to place a cover on top to activate it?  Continuous feeds are the most common found in households.
  2. Know the horsepower.  Look at the horsepower ratings above and decide which one suits your household.  If you want to play it safe, it’s highly recommended you get one that’s rated at one horsepower.  This much power will ensure your disposal is powerful, and it won’t clog your drain.  Plus, it will often be made of stainless steel, which means it won’t rust easily.
  3. Consider the noise.  Garbage disposals are known to be noisy, so make sure you look at the noise-reduction features.  Most of your newer models will use noise-dampening material that helps reduce the rumbling.
  4. Highly consider stainless steel.  Stainless steel parts won’t corrode and can help you avoid unnecessary repairs in the future.

What size garbage disposal do I need?

How to install a garbage disposal

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