Sep 15, 2018

Composting vs Garbage Disposals - Which is More Eco Friendly

Today’s busy families have a lot of tasks to complete by the end of each day. Meal preparation is one the most frequent activities performed in your household, and also one of the messiest. While zero waste is the best option, it isn’t always practical for modern households. So, what exactly is the best way for families to balance efficiency with ecological awareness? At Mr. Rooter of Atlanta, our team of certified plumbers offer many professional plumbing services in Atlanta, Suwanee, Buckhead, Decatur, Alpharetta, Roswell, College Park, Marietta, Brookhaven and other nearby communities. We work hard to help our clients find plumbing solutions that can both reduce costs and help the environment. Have you been wondering which food waste management system is best for you? Here are a few suggestions. 

The Pros and Cons of Composting Your Food Scraps

Next to eliminating your food waste altogether, composting is the most environmentally friendly option. Composting allows you to take the leftovers from your plate, and reintroduce it back into the earth as fuel for your garden. Unfortunately, this option isn’t the most practical option, particularly for renters, apartment dwellers and those who live in the city. You may not have the space or ability to create a garden in your current circumstances. In addition, you may live in a housing development that frowns on composting in your yard.

Garbage Disposals Are More Environmentally Friendly Than Dumping Food in the Trash

Most people don’t think twice about tossing the rest of their mac n cheese in the trash can. However, this is the least eco conscious way to get rid of your food waste. Not only does it take a lot of diesel fuel to transport your trash to the landfill, but once the food gets there, it can quickly break down into methane gases that will be released into the atmosphere. In contrast, when you use a garbage disposal, your food waste is crushed into small pieces and sent through your pipes to the local water treatment plant. Most cities have learned to efficiently dispose of this waste in an environmentally sound manner, such as providing nutrient rich fertilizers for nearby farmers. It’s also fast, and convenient for your family. Keep in mind, that garbage disposals and kitchen drains aren’t designed to dispose of all foods. For example, bacon grease, coffee grounds and egg shells can wreak havoc on your pipes, causing massive backups and clogs. However, when used properly, your garbage disposal can help your family become more green.

Need a Garbage Disposal Installation, Repair or Replacement? Call Mr. Rooter of Atlanta

Do you need a garbage disposal installation or repair? Are you looking for ways to make your plumbing system more environmentally friendly? Then call the experts at Mr. Rooter of Atlanta today. We can help find green solutions to all your plumbing problems. Contact tour office for more information about our wide range of services or to schedule your next appointment. 



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