Why You Should Give Thanks To Your Working Garbage Disposal This Season
‘Tis The Season to give thanks to the people (and the things) that are there for us! When thinking about what you’re thankful for, did you put your garbage disposal on the list? There are many reasons why you should give thanks to your working garbage disposal this season, especially in the fall. Because let’s be real, your garbage disposal works overtime during the Thanksgiving holiday – and very rarely does it let you down.
1. Help Prevent Clogged Drains
If you take good care of your garbage disposal, it will take good care of you! Garbage disposals are designed to grind up food scraps into tiny pieces that will easily go down into your drains – for good. When water runs through and washes the food away, the drain is left free of obstructions ready for the next task. Without your garbage disposal, food would easily accumulate inside your drain, eventually leading to clogs.
2. Reduces The Amount of Trash
Garbage disposals were not designed to be a trash can, and you shouldn’t put every type of food down there (we’ll go over this later). But, even if you put bits of food here and there down your garbage disposal, you’re greatly reducing the amount of food you toss in the trash can. That means you’ll not only go through less trash bags, but you will also save money and have a positive impact on the environment.
3. Positive Impact On the Environment
Let’s dive deeper into this point. Your garbage disposal is better for the environment. This is because the food scraps are grinded up and disposed of rather than thrown away. Food that is thrown away will end up in the landfill and cause additional harm to the environment. Instead of ending up in the landfill, the items that go through your garbage disposal end up in a wastewater treatment plant to be used as a source of energy and fertilizer.
4. Eliminates Kitchen Odor
There’s nothing worse than smelling a dirty trash can in your kitchen! Food waste will rot in the garbage can if left there long enough. However, when you dispose of food down the garbage disposal, you eliminate the risk of foul kitchen odors.
Items to Avoid Putting Down Your Garbage Disposal
In order for your garbage disposal to work extra hard for you, you have to make sure to take care of it! Here are the items to avoid putting down your garbage disposal.
- Coffee Grounds
- Starchy Foods (Rice, Pasta, etc.)
- Oil, Fat and Grease
- Fibrous Produce and Peels
- Nuts and Pits
- Chemicals and Paint
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