Green Living

Are garbage disposals eco-friendly?

Even if you don’t compost, it’s better to scrape food waste into the trash.

Are garbage disposals eco-friendly?
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Build a compost pile instead of using your disposal. Use a ceramic jar to store kitchen waste—from coffee grounds, fruit and vegetable waste, even paper items like tea bags and coffee filters. (Don’t use meats or bones as these attract dangerous bacteria.) When your jar fills up, toss the refuse onto your outdoor compost pile. Even if you don’t compost, it’s better to scrape your plates into the trash as this cuts down on the journey from home to treatment plant to landfill.

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