How to Get Rid of a Stove: 5 Options

How to get rid of a stove

The average lifespan of a stove is 13-15 years. Since most people use the one in their home at least once a day, it should come as no surprise when your stove breaks down after over a decade of use. But how do you get rid of a stove when it doesn’t work or you need an upgrade? It can’t just go out with the regular trash. And even if it could, you’d have to haul it to the end of your driveway, possibly creating a backache for yourself in the process. The good news is you don’t have to panic about how to get rid of your stove because you have 5 options for your choosing.

How to get Rid of a Stove: 5 options

1. Manufacturer Take Back

When you purchase your new stove to replace your broken one, ask the store manager or manufacturer if they have a buy back program in place. For a nominal fee, when your new stove is delivered, the delivery crew might be able to haul away your old stove. While this option isn’t free, it should only be a $15-$35 fee.

2. Township Pick Up

Your township schedules dates for specific item pick ups, things like appliances or electronics. You can usually find this information easily on their website, as well as whether or not they’ll pick it up from your location or if you’ll need to drop it off somewhere. This option is usually free but works best if you have a few friends who can help you move your old stove to the curb or onto the back of a pick up truck

3. Sell It Online

If the stove still works and you have the extra space to hang onto it for a bit, try listing it for sale online. The average stove can cost upwards of $600. Listing it for sale between $50-100 will probably guarantee a quick sale and bit of extra cash for you. And if you have a capable vehicle to deliver it yourself, you can charge a delivery fee..

4. Give It Away

So your stove still works, but you don’t care about making any extra money and just want it to go to someone who will use it. Try donating it. Call around to local charities, Salvation Army, or Habitat for Humanity. You can also try contacting local schools as they might be able to use it for their kitchen or home economics course. Churches would also be able to find someone who could use it. And if you’re offering it for free, any of these places will probably be willing to pick it up.

5. Hire a Local Junk Removal Company

After reading through all these options, if you come to the conclusion you just want someone to quickly take that old stove away, then this is the option for you. Hire a local junk removal company like Moving U & Junk U. Simply schedule an appointment, and we’ll stop by and quickly get your old stove out of the way to make room for your new one. We’ll make sure we schedule your removal on the same day as your new stove drop off so you don’t have to go a day without a stove.

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3 Steps For Quick And Easy Stove Removal

  1. Get Your Price
    Our all inclusive pricing is volume based. We’ll give you an estimate for your stove removal ahead of time so you know what to expect on the day of your pick up.
  2. Schedule Your Junk Removal
    We know you probably want the stove removed as soon as possible, so we’ll always try to accommodate with same or next day service. But even if you’re planning removal for a month from now, give us a call, text, or email. We’ll schedule your junk removal so you don’t have to worry about it.
  3. Say Goodbye To Your Old Stove
    Our friendly junk removal crew will give you a call half an hour before your arrival window to let you know what time you should expect them. They’re also trained movers, so they can safely remove the stove from your home. You won’t have to lift a finger (except maybe to show us where the stove is located).

Bonus Step:

If you have any other items you need removed, we can remove them along with your stove. Some of our most popular removed items are:

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