Its fast, convenient and environmentally useful and it lives in your sink – your disposal. Austin has a compost program but if that’s not practical for your lifestyle – no worries, keep reading to learn how you complement your style with those that compost.
First, when you use your disposer you help by keeping food waste out of the landfill. In recent days you have heard about the greenhouse gas emissions and landfills are a significant contributor to them. When you grind the good waste some cities’ water treatment plants can take the resulting biosolids and convert them into fertilizers.
How much can be diverted from landfills by using your disposal?
According to the EPA, in 2010 the amount of the food scraps we generated in the US was 35 million tons. So by using your disposal, you divert the scraps from being transported to landfills – even with gas being close to $2 per gallon, and you can have a hand in reducing greenhouse gases.
So what can you put down a disposal?
Any food waste you have – vegetable peelings, the tops of the tomatoes we cut off, the pineapple tops and sides, because these are virtually liquified so that they flow safely into the sewage system or septic tanks. Plus you’ll have fews bags of garbage which will reduce orders and the number of bugs and insects buzzing around your cart.
And like mentioned before, disposal useage complements composting. So you can feel better even if you’re not composting in your backyard.
Many of the new disposals are energy efficient – on average using a disposal consumes about a galleon of water per day and in terms of electricity- 3 to 4 kilowatts per year which is for most communities less than a $1 one average.
You can get these types of efficient disposals at Home Depot, Lowe’s or even online at Amazon. Please note that when you purchase your own equipment and have it installed by a licensed plumber – the plumber is only responsible for the quality of the install. The equipment manufacturer is the one responsible for the equipment.
When a plumber smells a holiday in the area they know odds are they are spending it with family – just not their family.
The house is full of people who get hungry and a bunch of other things as well. There’s lots of cooking and cleaning and pouring all sorts of things down the drain without a thought. And that means the chances of a drain or toilets getting stopped up are very high.
While I won’t deny that its in my best interest for you not to know this information, I feel it my duty, the duty to my family that I do what I can to spend the day with them as well as to my fellow plumbers who also have families.
No matter where you live – don’t pour grease down your drain. That turkey fat in the bottom of the pan? Find a can and pour it off.
Take a few moments to scrap off those plates in the garbage can – those bones will NOT easily go in the disposal.
For more tips – check out what not to throw down your disposal in more detail.
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