People all over the globe are concerned about the environment. While there's no single solution for managing and getting rid of the world’s waste, even the simple things we do may have an important impact on the environment – like using an InSinkErator® garbage disposal to keep food waste out of landfills. That may help reduce methane emissions by decomposing food waste. Rotting food also contributes to leachate, an acidic liquid residue that can seep into and contaminate ground water.
Using a garbage disposal can play a convenient and environmentally beneficial role in helping to manage waste, used on its own or in combination with composting.
Alternatively, a capable wastewater treatment facility can convert ground up food waste from garbage disposals into renewable energy and fertilizer.
Biosolids are the nutrient-rich organic materials that result from the treatment of wastewater. Biosolids contain many essential plant nutrients and can be recycled as fertilizer or soil conditioner for use in agriculture.
Additionally, durable and long-lasting InSinkErator® disposals require little, if any, maintenance. Plus, because our disposers are constructed primarily of metal, they can also be recycled at the end of their useful life.