Why Have a Disposer

Put Garbage in its Proper Place

There's a place for kitchen garbage, and it's not underneath your sink or beside your countertop. In fact, no matter where you keep a garbage can, getting rid of food waste can be a messy, smelly chore. Bagged garbage can also attract animals and insects, and create unsanitary conditions around your home.

With an InSinkErator disposal in your kitchen, chicken bones, fruit rinds, coffee grounds and more can go right down the drain and into the garbage disposal -- where they're virtually liquefied to safely flow into your sewage system or septic tank. You'll enjoy a cleaner food preparation area, less cans and bags cluttering your home, and fewer trips carrying garbage to the curb.

Disposers also can play an important role in solving the food waste management challenge.

Food waste disposers can be an environmentally responsible alternative to transporting food waste to landfills. And, they can help reduce greenhouse gas emissions. At capable wastewater treatment plants, food waste can be recycled to produce methane that can be used as a renewable source of power for the plant. Additionally, many wastewater treatment plants can process food waste into biosolids to be used as fertilizer. (Check the plant in your area.)

Disposers use only about 1% or less of a household's total water consumption and cost on average less than 50 cents a year in electric usage.