An in-sink garbage disposal may seem like a convenience, but the reality is it’s an environmental waste and can cause damage to your home. Many communities have banned garbage disposals because the solid waste they create can overtax water treatment facilities. Some studies have shown that sending food waste into our water supply is three times more harmful than sending it to the landfill. And for homeowners with on-site septic systems, this food waste can cause serious damage to the system. The solution? Skip it, compost and send non-compostable waste to the landfill.
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