Frequently Asked Question: Hot Tubs

Helping countless individuals and families over the years, we've dealt with more than our share of hot tubs & Jacuzzis. As such, here are the most common questions that our customers frequently ask when in need of help disposing of hot tubs and covers.

Table of Contents

  • 1-800-GOT-JUNK? FAQs
    • Hot Tubs FAQs
      • Can hot tub covers be recycled?
      • How can I dispose of a jacuzzi?
      • How do I prepare my hot tub for removal?
      • How much does it cost to get rid of a hot tub?
      • How do I get rid of my hot tub cover?
      • Can I lift a hot tub myself for disposal?
      • When should I dispose of my old tub to make room for a new one?
      • Will the city help take away my old jacuzzi?

Hot Tubs FAQs

Can hot tub covers be recycled?

Yes, hot tub covers can be recycled! However, taking them to a recycling facility can be a chore, since they are so heavy and bulky. Some facilities might require you to take the cover apart before you bring it in, so you’ll need to take precautions as mold and mildew can grow inside the vinyl lining. (This means wearing gloves and possibly a mask.)

If you don’t want to handle this on your own, you can always call 1-800-GOT-JUNK?. We’ll haul away your hot tub cover for you, and ensure that it gets recycled or properly disposed of.

How can I dispose of a jacuzzi?

When it’s time to get rid of your jacuzzi, you can’t simply pick it up yourself and throw it in the trash. They tend to be quite bulky and difficult to maneuver and definitely can’t be lifted by a single person. Then, once you’ve removed it, you then have to figure out how to dispose of it. (Not all landfills or recycling depots will accept them.)

If you don’t want to handle your jacuzzi removal on your own, you can always call 1-800-GOT-JUNK?. We’ll do all the heavy lifting for you—we’ll remove the jacuzzi right from where it’s located (and disassemble as needed) and load it into our trucks. We’ll then make sure it’s recycled or properly disposed of, so you don’t have to worry about it taking up space in the landfill.

How do I prepare my hot tub for removal?

To get your hot tub ready for removal, there are a few things you’ll need to do before we get there. First, you’ll need to disconnect the power supply. Then you’ll need to drain out all the water and allow the tub to completely dry. Lastly, you’ll need to ensure there’s a clear path to the hot tub for easy removal. That means clearing away any snow, leaves, or debris that might get in the way as we’re moving it out.

How much does it cost to get rid of a hot tub?

That depends on the size and type of your hot tub. Since we price based on how much space your junk takes up in our truck, it’s much easier to provide an estimate in person. Our crew will arrive onsite to take a look at your junk and provide an exact price. If you want to book your obligation-free, on-site estimate, call us at 1-800-GOT-JUNK? or book online today!

How do I get rid of my hot tub cover?

Hot tub covers can be recycled, but you’ll need to take it to your local recycling facility which can be heavy work. You’ll also have to use special tools to cut the hot tub cover out. This is a big hassle and if you don’t want to do it yourself, our friendly crew is always here to help take it away. We’ll do all the heavy lifting for you. All you have to do is point! 

Can I lift a hot tub myself for disposal?

The task of hauling a hot tub is very heavy work and should be a job for more than one person. While you might be able to convince a group of friends to help you out with the job, it can be quite a complicated job. You may also need special tools to get the tub lifted, which can be difficult to track down and potentially be quite expensive. We recommend that you leave task up to a professional junk hauling company. If you have a hot tub you need to get rid of, call 1-800-GOT-JUNK? a call. We’re in your neighborhood and ready to help remove that old tub right out of your backyard. We’ll handle the heavy lifting—all you have to do is point! 

When should I dispose of my old tub to make room for a new one?

That depends on the quality of your hot tub. Inexpensive tubs usually last around 5 years, while high-quality tubs usually come with a good warranty that can last a few decades. Mid-ranged tubs usually last about 10 years. When the time comes to change your tub, skip the hassle of attempting to handle it on your own and bring in professionals to take care of it for you. Call 1-800-GOT-JUNK? whenever you need us! Our clean, shiny trucks are in your neighborhood and ready to haul away your old hot tub or jacuzzi.

Will the city help take away my old jacuzzi?

That depends on your location, but most cities don’t collect such a large and bulky items. You can consider contacting a used building supplier retailer to inquire whether they can reuse parts of the jacuzzi, or consider selling it if it's in good condition. The most efficient way to deal with your jacuzzi is to contact a professional junk hauling service to do the removal work for you. Our friendly crew at 1-800-GOT-JUNK? is always happy to help!