Garbage Disposal — A Convenient Way Of Disposing Food


Garbage disposal units are one of the most popular kitchen appliances in the United States. They’re also good for the environment, allowing you to send food scraps to the municipal wastewater plant rather than to landfills.

Food scraps account for 20% of all household waste. If they were dumped in landfills, the decomposition process would release methane—an environmentally harmful gas. A recent report by Rethink Food Waste Through Economics and Data (ReFED) recommends using in-sink grinders— another name for garbage disposals—due to their environmental benefits.

We carry out a variety of tasks daily that generate waste as a by-product. If you’re an environmentally conscious person, it’s your responsibility to reduce this waste. Here’s how getting a garbage disposal unit can help.

Greener Environment

As alluded to above, the world doesn’t need more garbage. By installing a garbage disposal, you’re reducing greenhouse gases that are emitted in landfills through decomposition. Landfills are factories of methane gas which cause great damage to our environment.

Moreover, garbage disposal dissipates even more gases due to the transportation of waste via garbage trucks.

Energy Production

The idea of food scraps going to recycled wastewater plants might sound discomforting, but in reality, this water is mostly used in energy production. The methane released during the process is utilized in producing electrical power, making the planet a little bit more efficient.

Hygienic Home Conditions

Garbage disposals ensure a clean and healthy kitchen, since the food waste is crushed into smaller pieces and sent to the plant directly. Without a disposal unit, leftover food is kept in a trash bin which can become a breeding ground for uninvited ‘visitors’ like ants, roaches, and rodents. These invaders will be staved off if you install a garbage disposal.

Convenient Cleanup

Preparing meals can be tiring; what’s worse, it leaves you with a pile of dishes in the sink. With a garbage disposal, post-meal cleanups are a lot easier. There’s no collection of leftover pieces in storage bags, reducing the use of non-biodegradable waste products. Not only does this save time, but also provides an eco-friendly way to get rid of food waste.

If you want to do your part in facilitating a cleaner and greener environment, consider installing a garbage disposal unit in your home. Place a call at 561-403-1500 and schedule an appointment for expert garbage disposal installation.

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