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Hot Tub Removal Disposal and Eco-Friendly Disposal in Vancouver area

We’re proud to offer hot tub removal, disposal, and recycling services through Hot Tubs Galore. These services are integral to ensuring our environmental impact is well-maintained and that you follow the correct steps in getting rid of your spa.

The environmental impact of discarding a hot tub is significant. Hot tubs are made from a variety of materials, including acrylic, fiberglass, plastics, wood, metals, wiring, and foam insulation. They can be dismantled and many of the components can be recycled. The remaining materials are then disposed of in an environmentally friendly manner.

The first step in getting rid of a hot tub is deactivating/disconnecting it, removing it from its place, and bringing it to the recycling station in Port Kells, Surrey.


At Hot Tubs Galore, we are members of the Recycling Council of BC, working with the Province of BC, Metro Vancouver, Wastech and Return-It, to reduce waste and encourage recycling. We are BC’s only dedicated hot tub recycling station and city municipalities, transfer stations, and junk removal companies often contact us for hot tub removal and disposal issues.

There is a lot more involved in deactivating/removing a hot tub than you might think, and nobody is better at it or knows more about it than we do, at Hot Tubs Galore. Having now moved thousands of hot tubs, we invented and custom-built specialized hot tub handling equipment for maximum safety and efficiency. Despite the difficulty, risk, and danger involved, we have an excellent track record for success and safety, and are well-insured in the unlikely event that something goes terribly wrong.


This is typically what we do once the hot tub arrives at our recycling centre:

  • unload the tub from the trailer and place it in our designated processing station
  • remove the pump/motor, electronics, blower, topside control, ozonator, wiring, jets, pillows, filters, skimmer weirs, valves etc. from the hot tub.
  • dismantle the cabinet/skirting to access what’s underneath
  • scrape off the foam insulation to expose the framing and plumbing
  • remove the plumbing and cut into smaller pieces
  • disassemble the frame and cut longer timbers into shorter lengths
  • break the shell up into small pieces
  • take apart the cover and separate the Styrofoam, vinyl, plastic and aluminum
  • sort the various materials and reuse what we can, recycle what we can and dispose of the rest in an environmentally responsible manner
  • drop off any toxic/hazardous/contaminated/prohibited materials (chemicals, insulation, electronics, biological waste, etc.) at the proper facilities, as regulations dictate


If you need your tub disposed of and are willing and able to remove your hot tub yourself, we welcome you to drop it off at our recycling centre. If you bring the hot tub to us, the recycling fee is typically $150-$300, depending on the tub.

For a hot tub to be professionally deactivated and removed, brought to our recycling station, and processed for recycling and disposal, the cost usually ranges from between $500-$800.

If you’re interested in any of our removal, disposal, or recycling services, please contact us today and we’ll provide you with further information.