How to Get Rid of an Oven

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As one of the most used appliances in your kitchen, there will eventually come a time when you need to replace your oven, approximately every 16 years, in fact.

Appliances need to be properly disposed of, preferably recycled.

We’ve gathered everything you need to know if you have an old oven that you need to get rid of.

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How to get rid of an oven

Swap Out With New Oven Delivery

If you are replacing your old oven with a new one and are having it delivered and installed, ask the company if they will remove your unwanted oven while they are there.

Many will only do so if the old oven is still in working condition.

This isn’t always the case, but in the event that it is, you’ll have to find another solution.


If you aren’t having a new oven delivered, a way to get rid of your old oven is to donate it or list it as a free item on Craigslist or Facebook Marketplace.

Like the option above, this usually only works if your old oven is still in working condition unless you can find someone that wants to pick it up for scrap metal.

Schedule Bulk Trash Pickup

Some municipal weekly trash pickup services offer bulk trash pickup if it is scheduled ahead of time while others only offer it a few days out of the year.

Not every garbage service does, and even fewer offer this for appliances, but double-checking with your local provider is worth a call.

If you’re able to arrange this in a timeframe that accommodates your schedule, you’ll need to make sure you have help moving your oven out to the side of the road.

Ovens are very heavy appliances, and not having the proper tools or manpower to do this type of heavy lifting can result in serious injuries. 

If you aren't 100% confident in your ability to transfer your oven to the end of the driveway, hiring a junk removal company might be the best option.

It’s also important to note that getting rid of your oven with a bulk trash pickup service likely means it will end up in your local landfill.

If you’re environmentally conscious, renting a dumpster or hiring a junk removal service that will recycle your old appliances is the best solution.

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Rent a Dumpster

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If you’re doing a large renovation or home cleanout project and have a lot of other items to get rid of in addition to your old oven, renting a temporary dumpster is a great option.

Roll-off dumpsters feature a swinging back door so that you can easily walk in bulky and heavy items, including appliances.

Not all disposal companies will accept appliances like ovens in their containers and failing to follow their guidelines could result in additional fees and fines.

Be sure to speak with several different companies to ensure you find one that accepts your intended items and to compare pricing.

You can locate and request free quotes from providers in your area by searching for dumpster rentals on Hometown’s website.

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Hire a Junk Removal Company

The easiest way to get rid of an old, broken-down oven is to hire a junk removal service.

Not all junk removal companies will remove and recycle appliances, but the ones that do can be in and out of your house in under 20 minutes.

Hiring a junk removal company to get rid of your oven is affordable, fast, and requires zero labor on your end.

Hometown makes it easy to find reputable, locally-owned junk removal companies in your area.

You can request free quotes from as many providers as you’d like to ensure you get the best price and customer service.

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