Not all types of materials can be recycled. Taking the negative environmental aspects of improper disposal into consideration, the use of proper garbage disposal units can be a viable solution. Ideally suited for common kitchen waste, these garbage disposers are capable of shredding large wastes into smaller chunks that can decompose at a faster rate.
Disposing of your own food waste also cuts down on greenhouse gases emitted by garbage trucks, and less methane produced at landfills. Plus, wastewater treatment plants can use it as a source of energy and fertilizer!
If you are concerned about the amount of water and electricity you consume when using your garbage disposal, consider this: in reality, only about 1% of your total household water consumption is from the use of your garbage disposal unit. Also, your electrical expenditures from using your disposal will total a little less than 50 cents.