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How To Dispose of a Grill

How To Dispose of a Grill

With grilling season right around the corner, you may be wondering what to do with your old, battered grill to make space for a new one. And you’d be right: there are many things to consider when deciding to part ways with your grill. At Nixxit, we’re here to help make the process simple and painless. 

How Do I Get Rid of an Old Gas Grill?

Even the most well-maintained grill has a life span. Whether you’re faced with this one year or ten years into owning your cookware, it’s best to know your options when your grill officially decides to go kaput. 

Below, we break down which courses of action you can take to get rid of your grill – and we’ll uncover which option may be best for you.

1. Sell or Donate a Working Grill

If your grill is still in working condition, you have options. Instead of going through the disposal process, you can help extend its life by passing it on to a new home. 

Depending on the grill’s current condition, you may choose to list it for resale or donate it to someone in need. This option is easy to execute if your grill still has a bit of life left. 

2. Recycle an Old Gas Grill

If your grill is no longer functioning, you can opt for breaking it down and recycling its pieces. However, not all parts of the grill are recyclable. 

It’s crucial to know what can and cannot be taken to a recycling facility. If you’re unsure, take a look here to see a breakdown of recyclable materials and drop-off spots in the Bay Area. 

3. Dispose of an Old Gas Grill

If your grill is past the point of saving, it’s likely time to go through the disposal process. Know that leaving your old grill at the curb for trash pick-up is not the route you should be choosing. The likelihood of your local trash crew picking up a bulky item is highly unlikely and may even leave you facing a hefty fine. 

Instead of dealing with these potential hassles, consider calling us for help. This isn’t a burden you need to bear on your own – we offer grill removal and disposal services in the Bay Area, and our team of pros is prepped and ready for whatever you may need.

How To Prepare Your Old Gas Grill for Disposal

First and foremost, check to make sure that the propane tank is empty. Skipping to any of the steps below without this safety check can be dangerous, so make this your number one priority. 

If you’re wary about handling this step alone, our team would be happy to come out and ensure it gets done safely. 

The Main Body, Lid and Shelving

Typically, the main body, lid, and shelving of gas grills are made out of recyclable metals. To dismantle these items safely, you will likely need a screwdriver. 

Propane Hose

Removal of the propane hose will require the use of a wrench. The hose, typically made out of rubber, is not recyclable, though it will need to be removed when you dispose of the tank.

Gas Valves

Connected to the propane tank, gas valves provide fuel to the burners. These valves can often be removed with a wrench and are easy to access once the main panel has been removed.

Control Buttons

The knobs or buttons used to control the temperature are typically easy to remove. By pulling them straight out, these pieces will likely come right off. Depending on their material, they may be recyclable.

Electronics and Batteries

As with all electronics and batteries, there is a safe and proper expectation of disposal. Simply throwing them away can be hazardous to the environment. The safest option is to remove these pieces and take them to the store where you purchased the grill or research local hazardous waste drop-offs in your area.


If your grill has wheels, make sure to remove them, as the plastic portion can be added to your pile of recyclables. The castors, or the portion of metal that is connected to the wheel, will need to be removed before recycling. 

LP Tank

Once the liquid propane tank is removed, it must be disposed of carefully. These tanks are highly pressurized and should only be taken to qualified places that know how to handle them. 

You can research your nearest public works facility or opt for our in-home pick-up services to save you time if the tank is empty.

Frequently Asked Questions

How Much Can You Get for Scrapping a Grill?

How much you can get for scrapping a grill will depend on its size as well as the materials it’s made from. If it’s in good condition, scrapping the metals will likely make you about $10.

Can I Leave My Old Grill at the Curb?

Many trash removal services in the area will not remove large, bulky items. You will either need to break down the grill or call ahead to schedule a disposal pick-up.

Need Help Disposing of a Grill in the Bay Area, CA? We Can Help.

Properly disposing of an old grill on your own can be overwhelming – that’s why it’s a process best left to the pros. You can rest easy knowing our team will safely and efficiently break down and dispose of your old grill in no time!

Call us today or book online to schedule your grill removal appointment.

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