How far from the garbage disposal should the switch be to meet code?

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You can have the switch adjacent to the sink. As far as code the national electric code has no specific limitations on the switch location, it has a specific length for the power cord of 18”-36” per NEC 422.16. But there is not a defined location for the switch. You probably would want it within 2’ similar to the current requirement for outlet spacing.

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