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Garbage Disposals: The Eco-Friendly Waste Solution

Remember when garbage disposals were extremely popular? During the boom of homeownership post World War Two, many homes were sold with the promise of all-electric appliances that could help modernize living, like the garbage disposal. Well into the 70s, 80s, and 90s, garbage disposals grew in popularity, to the point where they became common in many homes throughout the country.

Depending on where you live, you could know many neighbors, friends, and family members with garbage disposals. Or, they could have fallen out of style in your area and you might see many of them around.

We’d like to shift the focus of the topic to how eco-friendly and energy efficient these systems are. This is a new selling point and a reason why homeowners are starting to choose a garbage disposal install in Gloucester County, NJ. Who knows, this might be your next big purchase that you’re proud of!

The Main Ways of Dealing With Waste

In the past few years, there has been a revolution in the ways we deal with waste. Composting is on the rise, with homeowners disposing of waste in an outdoor compost bin so that there’s less trash going into a landfill. Recycling has also made some amazing strides recently, with zero-sort programs allowing for an easier and more effective local recycling apparatus to work properly.

However, we’ve still got a problem. Trash is still going into the waste bin, especially food waste, and it’s costing people money to throw that trash out.

If you’re not able to compost, but you’d still like to have a way to remove your food waste, then a garbage disposal is a great tool. Garbage disposals can grind up food waste, making it easy for your plumbing system to digest. It can then be processed at a water treatment plant, and even consumed by bacteria that are naturally found in the environment.

Preventing Drain Clogs

Garbage disposals aren’t just good for your waste removal services, they’re also great for your plumbing. Normally, if food waste accidentally goes down your drain, it’s very likely that it’ll start a clog.

Drain clogs are a serious issue and they can be obnoxious to deal with. You might end up needing to pay for a plumber to root out the clog and clean your drains. Our team can provide this service, but we can also set you up with a garbage disposal that does more to grind up the waste so it doesn’t clog your drain.

Prevent drain clogs with a garbage disposal.

Eco-Friendly and Energy Efficient

So, how are garbage disposals eco-friendly? It’s simple!

When waste gets flushed down your sewer system after being processed by the garbage disposal, it gets to a water treatment plant with the help of gravity, pressure, and natural water flow. This is an energy-free process and requires no garbage trucks to haul the waste away. Otherwise, the more you fill your trash up with waste, the more fuel is required to transport it to a landfill, which then releases CO2 into the atmosphere.

Also, did we mention that garbage disposals are incredibly energy efficient? They consume a relatively tiny amount of electricity, which is great for your energy bill.

Contact SPS Mechanical Inc. for a garbage disposal installation today. Comfort At Your Service!

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