how to dispose of a stove

How To Dispose Of A Stove

How To Dispose Of A Stove

If you want to know how to dispose of a stove or oven, this post will teach you just that!  When you are trying to get rid of your old, used appliances, you may feel you are faced with many different challenges. 

The first thing you may wonder is how in fact to remove the old appliance from your home.  Is it something you can just remove on you own by lifting it up and dragging it out the door or will you have to hire a professional to help you out? 

The other problem in disposing of your old stove is where does it belong.  Should your stove be recycled?  Should it be tossed in the junkyard or should you simply rent a dumpster to handle it.

In this post, we will try to break it all down for you. In addition, we will explain why your stove may need removal.  Finally, we’ll tell you how to get rid of your kitchen appliance and the way you can do it most efficiently.

Getting Rid Of Your Old Stove Or Oven

Getting rid of an old stove or oven presents itself with some interesting challenges.  The funny thing is that you don’t know the challenges until you choose to buy a new stove and get rid of the old one.

The first thing is the fact that you are probably upgrading to a new stove if you plan to remove the old one.   However, with this wonderful detail, you will need to understand how to haul the junk appliance away to make room for the new one.

Imagine Removing An Appliance By Yourself

Your oven is approximately 13 years old.  It’s on its way out and you need to replace it.  You go to the home depot where you find a replacement appliance.  You get it home but now you are faced with a huge problem.

Imagine the scene of trying to lift an over.  How do you do that?  Do you hoist it up on its side or use equipment for junk hauling to make the job easier?  Unless you work for an appliance removal company, you probably have no idea how this all goes down.  You may have never done it before and you will quickly realize it can be a huge hazard to do it yourself.

Here are some reasons you should not remove your kitchen oven by yourself:

  • Your stove or oven probably weighs somewhere between 130-200 pounds.  Lifting this awkward appliance can cause damage to your back very easily.
  • Trying to lift your stove could damage other parts of your home.  This is true especially if it drops or scratches against walls and other items in your house.
  • You could have an accident and hurt yourself or someone else.
  • Gas stoves have a gas line which can be dangerous.

What To Do Next With Your Old Stove

Your kitchen and other home appliances are heavy, bulky, awkward items that take a lot to move and need to be moved professionally.  In addition to this, these items can’t just be left out on the side of the road for normal, routine trash pickup.  So the question is, what should you do with them.

The first thing to decide is when it is time to get rid of an old stove or oven.  Once you have decided its time to get rid of it, you can ponder all of the things that can be done with it.

When Should You Throw Out An Old Oven?

If your stove is over thirteen years old, it may be time to consider replacing it.  Stoves normally last anywhere from 13 to 15 years of age.  Typically, a gas stove or oven range will last a few years longer than an electric appliance.

Here are some guidelines for deciding to replace an appliance:

  • If there are safety hazards with the appliance or malfunctioning, it is probably time to replace it
  • When you feel your appliance is not running or working properly you may need a new one
  • If fixing the appliance with a service or repair person costs a lot, you may want to get a new stove
  • If your stove is too old you should probably replace
  • When your oven stops heating food as it should it might need replacement
  • If your oven doesn’t work
  • Utility bills are too high

You can use the 50/50 rule to determine when to remove an old appliance and hire a junk hauling or dumpster rental service. The 50/50 rule states that if your oven or stove is halfway through its lifespan (over 6.5 years old) and doing repairs are estimated at over half of what it would cost to purchase a new one, you should probably replace it.

What To Do With Your Old Stove

There are many things you can do with your old stove or oven. One of the things is selling it or donating it if it still is in working condition.  Donating is an excellent option for people who want to give back and do some good.  I’m sure there are a ton of local shelters that would love to have a stove that’s in working condition and could be used for people in need.

In addition to this, some collectors like old appliances so if yours is in great condition you could speak to a collector.  In addition to all of this, you can speak to an appliance dealer who might be able to direct you appropriately.

Should You Bring Your Stove To The Dump?

Once you are at the point where you know your stove couldn’t be donated and you also know you can’t keep it, you are faced with the decision of having to remove it.  There are many companies that offer appliance and furniture removal that will gladly haul your stove away.  In addition, companies that offer estate cleanouts and refrigerator disposal and pickup will also be a good choice to call and consult with.

In addition, you might want to consider dumpster rentals near you if you want to do it on your own. While we strongly discourage lifting an oven without professional help or equipment, some people choose to go that route.  You can rent a 10 yard dumpster at a very affordable rate for an extended period of time.

However, you should be aware that many states have banned throwing kitchen appliances in landfills across the country.  This is due to the hazardous waste a stove can create.  In most cases, many ovens can be recycled and make up a large percentage of our landfills.  For this reason, you may want to choose to have a professional remove it so that it can be taken to the appropriate place.

Many local services offer scrap metal removal and pickup.  And the fact is that steel makes up a huge portion of kitchen appliances (and it can be recycled).  Choosing to hire a removal service such as NJ company N. Vitale Disposal Inc. is a great choice.  If you care about the environment and want a reliable and professional service to remove your junk you should give them a call.

Hire Professionals For Appliance Recycling

The great news for you is this.  You might not choose to just haul your stove or oven by yourself or even rent a dumpster.  However, this does not mean you need to go at it alone.  Hiring professionals such as Lake Hiawatha’s N. Vitale Disposal Inc. is a great option for you to consider.  If you don’t want to remove your stove or oven on your own and if you want to make sure it gets dumped in the right place, you should consider hiring professionals.

Your old oven or stove is something that should be removed, hauled and disposed of in a responsible way.  That is what N. Vitale Disposal Inc. can offer to you.  We care about our world and the environment and we can haul away all of your junk for you.  Just contact us and give us a call.

N. Vitale Disposal Inc. doesn’t want hazardous waste from ovens and electronics to clog up our landfills.  We know how to dispose of your junk and your oven shouldn’t be brought to the side of the road.  Reach out to us today for an estimate on our services.

N. Vitale Disposal Inc. Offers Free On-Site Estimates

N. Vitale Disposal Inc. offers free on-site and virtual estimates on all of our services.  We can come to your home or business or we can conveniently provide you an estimate by phone, text or email.  Please just reach out to N. Vitale Disposal Inc. and we will happily guide you through the process of the proper and eco-friendly disposal of your stove or oven. 

We hope we have given you important information on everything you can do with an old oven.  In addition, we hope you now know exactly how to dispose of a stove.

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