Most people do not put a lot of thought into how much they throw away because they just fill up the trash can in their kitchen, take it out when it is full, and allow the outside bin to be emptied every week. However, while at one point you may have stayed at or below the maximum capacity with the bin, your current situation may have it overflowing to the point of the lid not closing properly by the end of the week. It is important to fix this problem because you do not want to have a stockpile of trash or put your trash bin at risk of being opened by critters who are able to get inside due to the lid being cracked open. You can solve this problem by hiring a plumber to install a garbage disposal under your kitchen sink.
Takes Up Minimal Space
The great thing about a garbage disposal is that it will not take up much room. Aside from needing a slightly different sink depth because you will have blades at the bottom of the sink that chop up the food pieces, you should still be able to keep most of the stored items that have always been under the sink. So if you were tight on storage and worried about a solution taking up lots of room, this will no longer be a concern.
Use Fewer Trash Bags
An ideal reason to get a garbage disposal installed in the kitchen is to fill up your trash less often. It is natural that putting more food down the kitchen drain and grinding it up will lead to less trash. This can provide the difference that you need to avoid an overflowing trash bin on a weekly basis. It also becomes possible to change your shopping habits as you no longer have to throw certain foods away. For instance, instead of buying broccoli florets, you can save money by buying the stalks and grind up the stems.
Although you will have some restrictions that prevent you from putting everything down the disposal, they only come in the form of starchy, expanding, or extremely tough foods. Rice, potatoes, and corn husks are a few examples of foods that you cannot put down the drain without risking issues. But, these problems are easily avoided by buying husked corn and adjusting how much food you make.
Installing a garbage disposal should be the only thing you need to do to avoid trash overflow. For more information, talk with a plumber that can install a garbage disposal system in your home.