Hot tub removal isn’t like taking out the trash. Hot tubs are difficult to move and typically not accepted at local landfills. Whether it’s not working anymore or you need the space for something else, you need to know how to properly dispose of a hot tub. That’s why we’re here.
We have some tips to help get you moving in the right direction so that you can dispose of your hot tub safely. We’ll also share some ideas of other ways you can get your hot tub off your property.
Hot Tub Disposal Tips
The best way to dispose of a hot tub is to call professionals. Before you do that, you need to prep your hot tub for removal. This includes taking these steps:
- Disconnect the power supply
- Drain all the water from the tub
- Take apart all parts, pumps, heaters, and plumbing
- Clear a path to remove the hot tub
When draining the water, you’ll want to vacuum up any remaining water in the tub or soak it up with towels. Once you’ve completed this list, you can call the professionals at Blake Waste to haul your hot tub away. This is the easiest and safest way to get the job done.
Depending on the type of hot tub you have and the materials, many parts can be recycled. When you hire a professional to haul your hot tub away, many will send any materials to a recycling center so you can feel good that you’re doing your part to help the environment.
Some people try to take the hot tub apart and dispose of it themselves. The danger of this is that you may unknowingly come in contact with special wires that could pose a hazard. When you hire a professional to haul your hot tub from your property, it will be disposed of at a proper location.
The job of disposing of a hot tub yourself requires a good deal of dismantling. This is time- consuming and requires manpower to remove the pieces as you take them apart. These parts will still have to be disposed of and can not be left curbside for regular trash pickup. So, you still have to worry about finding a safe way to get rid of these items after you’ve spent a lot of time taking the hot tub apart. This is another reason why many people just turn to the professionals for hot tub disposal.
Other Ways to Dispose of a Hot Tub
If your hot tub is still working, there are other ways to get it off your property besides having it hauled away.
Sell Your Hot Tub
If you’re looking to get rid of your hot tub to upgrade to a new hot tub, you can try selling your old one. While you may make a few bucks, you still have to figure out how to get your hot tub out of your yard and into someone else’s.
Trade it In
Look at options to trade your old hot tub in if you’re buying a new one. This may be an option if your hot tub is still working well.
You may be able to sell some parts to scrap metal buyers and repurpose the rest of your tub. You can use it as a fishing pond for the kids or find other creative ways to reuse it.
FAQ About Disposing of a Hot Tub
Can I lift a hot tub myself?
Hot tubs are extremely heavy so trying to lift it yourself may not be the best idea. Even if you have someone helping you, it’s a heavy job! This is why it’s best to call a professional company to haul it away. The have the right equipment to get the job done without anyone getting hurt.
What about my hot tub cover, can I recycle it?
Hot tub covers can be recycled. Check the rules at your recycling center because some facilities may require you to take the cover apart before you bring it in.
How do you dispose of a hot tub cover?
You can have it hauled away with your hot tub or break it down yourself. Disposing of a hot tub cover yourself can get a little tricky. You’ll want to cut the cover along the seams to separate it into smaller pieces. Unzip and remove the vinyl covering to take out the foam inserts. Be sure to remove any plastic wrap, metal, or aluminum that may be attached to the foam inserts. Cut any vinyl and leftover foam inserts into smaller pieces. Many people opt to have the cover hauled away when the hot tub is removed because it’s easy and more efficient.
How much does it cost to dispose of a hot tub?
Disposal costs will vary from job to job. The best thing to do is to call the company you’ll be working with to ask for detailed pricing.
Do you need to dispose of a hot tub?
If you need to dispose of a hot tub, call Blake Waste. We offer residential junk removal services as well as dumpster rentals to suit your needs. We serve Wake Forest, Raleigh, Durham, Youngsville, and surrounding areas. Call us today at 919-271-8675 or fill out our online contact form for more information.