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How To Dispose of a Bathtub

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Are you doing a bathroom renovation and need a new bathtub? Are you at a loss for what to do with your old tub? Or perhaps you just need a decor change? Whatever the reason, disposing of your old tub should – and can be! – a stress-free process.

Whether you’re seeking ease, making money, or perhaps you want to put the environment first, check out the guide below to decide how best to dispose of your tub.

Best Ways To Dispose of Your Old Bathtub


Before buying a brand new bathtub, it’s worth considering if you can trade in your old bathtub with a local dealer for your new one. Sometimes, depending on the dealer, a new bathtub could have some money taken off the overall price if you bring them your old bathtub, so it’s always worth checking in.

When the dealer takes your old bath, they’ll likely restore it and sell them at a discounted price, so sending your old bathtub back to the dealer will be doing you and your dealer a favor. It’s a great solution if you’re looking for a hassle-free mode of disposal. However, for a dealer to take your tub, it likely needs to be in good enough condition, so don’t just turn up with the tub. We always recommend contacting the dealer first.

Sell It

Alternatively, why give your dealer all the financial benefits of your old tub? If you want to make money before buying your next tub, why not sell it yourself? You can sell with relative ease online as an excellent alternative to simply throwing it away.

As of 2018, landfill waste continues to grow and impact our planet. To decrease the ever-growing waste contribution, sell your tub rather than throw it away. Plenty of websites will allow you to sell your tub, but make sure you’re honest about its condition to avoid any unwanted confusion or rejection of the product.

Whether you want to sell it to make a bit of money or use it to buy yourself a new tub, selling is another fantastic disposal method.

Rent a Dumpster

Renting a dumpster is an excellent idea if you want to throw away more than your old tub. For example, if you’re doing a DIY bathroom renovation or are having a massive clean out, a dumpster will allow you to fit all your rubbish in with minimum hassle. Additionally, you can rent a dumpster for a few days to weeks at a time, so if you need more flexibility during your clean-out, this is a great option.

However, you should bear in mind that throwing away multiple items means no opportunity for recycling; more often than not, dumpster hire results in that waste ending in a landfill. While hassle-free, it isn’t the best option for the environment and makes you no money.

Upcycle It

Upcycling can go beyond a helpful solution to increasing landfill waste; upcycling is an artistic process. You can use your creativity to make an old tub into something new and exciting. If you’re struggling with ideas, consider changing your old tub into:

  • A planter for your garden
  • A colorful outdoor sofa
  • A chaise lounge
  • A couch
  • A chair
  • An outdoor coffee table with a planter
  • A water feature (like an outdoor pond)
  • A bench
  • An outdoor ice chest

If you’ve got an upcycling idea but don’t have the space for it in your home, then why not see if a friend or family member would appreciate the addition? You could even make some money by upcycling your tub and selling it. That way, you make money, help the planet, and flex your artistic muscles.

Hire Junk Removal Company

Only some people have the manpower, time, or artistic energy, to upcycle or sell an old tub with care. But that’s okay because, with the help of Nixxit’s Junk Removal Service, you can remove your old junk without any stress and with all the environmental benefits!

Nixxit’s team of professionals can come into your home to haul out your old bathtub, so no work is required on your end.

As environmental ambassadors, we check your items to see if they can be donated or recycled for you. We want to keep the process as stress-free as possible, so you can schedule an appointment with us in a 2-hour window that suits you.

Frequently Asked Questions

How Do You Dispose of Metal Bathtubs?

Depending on your circumstances and what you’d like to get out of disposing of your tub, you can trade it in, sell it onto a new home, upcycle it (and then sell it if you’d like), hire a dumpster, or hire a junk removal service.

Can Bathtubs Be Recycled?

Yes! Plenty of recycling centers will take tubs that are too old or broken to be disposed of in any other way. Getting your tub to a recycling center can be challenging, so it’s best to seek the help of a junk removal service, like Nixxit, that puts the environment first.

Getting Rid of a Bathtub? Call Us!

Take the hassle-free option if you’ve got a bathtub you need to dispose of – and if you’ve got more junk to remove. Contact Nixxit’s Junk Removal Service today to find a time that suits you! We’ll ensure your items are donated or recycled wherever possible!

Need Help with Junk Removal in the Bay Area, CA?

Nixxit Junk Removal can help with your junk removal needs in the Bay Area.

  • Full-Service Junk Removal and Sorting
  • We Do the Heavy Lifting and Loading
  • Locally Owned and Operated
  • Donation and Recycling
  • Same Day Appointments Available!
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