How Much It Costs to Remove an Oven

Old oven set outside

As one of the most commonly used appliances in the home, there will inevitably come a time when you need to get rid of your old oven. 

There are a few different ways to get rid of an oven and each will affect the price you will pay to remove your unwanted appliance.

We'll go over all your oven removal options and the average cost of each so you can determine which service will best suit your needs.

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List as Free

Time It Takes:

  • Days or weeks

Average Cost:

  • Free

Listing your unwanted oven as a free item for pickup on internet marketplaces like Facebook Marketplace and Craigslist can be a great option if it's still in working condition or if there is someone local who will scrap it for parts.

By creating a listing with a detailed description of your oven and the condition it's in, as well as clear, well-lit photos, you may get lucky and attract the attention of the right "buyer" at the right time. 

Be cautious when making the decision to give away your address to strangers online. Do your due diligence by checking the interested party's public profile to see if there are any red flags and signs of a catfish or untrustworthy character.

Arrange for pickup during the day and make sure you aren't the only person in the home when a stranger comes to pick up your free oven.

If you have the strength and equipment to safely move your oven to the road or on your porch, contactless pickup is an even safer way to carry out this exchange.

If you're able to place the oven at the road, you could avoid making an online listing by simply taping a piece of paper to the appliance with the word "FREE" written on it. 


Donate

Person pulling oven away from kitchen wall

Time It Takes:

  • Hours or days

Average Cost:

  • Free

If your oven is in clean and working condition, you could look into donating it to a local charity or resale store.

Not all donation centers will accept appliances, so make sure to call ahead before hauling your heavy oven all around town.

It may require some patience to do some research and find a group home or donation center that has a need for your working oven.

Donating is a step more involved than listing an item for free pickup as it requires you to physically remove and load your heavy appliance into a vehicle or trailer large enough to safely haul it.

This should never be done without the assistance of others or with safe loading and hauling equipment, like dollies/hand trucks and ratchet straps.

If you have any health concerns, including back/neck pains, heart problems, or breathing issues, we strongly recommend having someone else do the work for you.


Remove During Delivery

Time It Takes:

  • Depends on the delivery company and stock status of new oven

Average Cost:

  • Free-$100

This method only applies if you have bought a replacement oven that is scheduled to be delivered to your home and installed by the company you've purchased it from.

The removal and hauling of your old oven might be built into the installation cost, or they may offer this service at an additional charge.

Not all companies offer this service, so being clear with your expectations and asking questions before scheduling delivery is important so you aren't stuck with your old oven in the middle of your kitchen after they've installed your new one.

If they do not offer this service, we recommend trying one of our other methods prior to delivery.


Hire Junk Removal

junk removal pro disconnecting an oven in kitchen

Time It Takes:

  • Hours or days

Average Cost:

  • $75-$150

Hiring a junk removal service to remove your oven may not necessarily be the cheapest option, but it is typically the fastest and requires the least amount of effort.

Hometown makes it easy to find local junk removal companies that service your zip code.

You can contact multiple junk removal companies in your area for quotes to remove an oven and to find out when their services would be available.

Most junk removal companies have availability within the week, if not that same day.

Where your home is located, where your oven is located, the time of year, and who you hire will all impact how much your oven removal will cost and how quickly it can be done.

The average cost to have a junk removal company remove an oven is $75-$150.

The best pricing will almost always be given by locally-owned junk removal companies when compared to their larger competitors.

If you have some other junk to remove from your garage, kitchen, basement, or spare rooms, it's worth asking how much it would cost to have the removal company remove those items while they're there.

Junk removal crews are experts at getting rid of heavy, bulky, or large amounts of trash and junk at once.

Their goal is to be in and out as quickly as possible while leaving you with a fresh new space void of old clutter.

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Rent a Dumpster

Time It Takes:

  • 5-7 day rental period on average

Average Cost:

  • $250-$450

Renting a dumpster is a great way to get rid of old appliances if you have a large amount to get rid of. 

If you only have one or two items to get rid of, hiring a junk removal company could be cheaper and less labor for you.

If you have a home's worth of appliances to get rid of, however, renting a dumpster is a great way to get rid of these items fast.

10 yard and 20 yard dumpsters are common for getting rid of several appliances and range in price from $250-$450.

Roll-off dumpsters feature an open top and a swinging side door to make it easy to walk in and unload heavy, bulky items, like ovens or dishwashers.

Just like with junk removal, local dumpster rental services tend to offer the best pricing and customer service than their large chain competitors.

That's why Hometown has made it easy to find locally-owned dumpsters rental services near you.

You can request multiple free quotes, read real customer reviews, and get answers to common dumpster rental questions.


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