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Re: Garbage Diposals & Dishwashers



Personally, I find that I can compost nearly all of my kitchen waste (other than
recyclables) including paper towels, egg shells (crush 'em first), etc and have 
almost nothing left to dispose of.  Granted, having 3 dogs, 5 cats, and numerous
racoons in the neighborhood helps to eliminate any meat-related waste (which 
doesn't compost nicely) but in any event, that's a small part of our household 
wastestream.

So I guess my vote is for "none of the above."    :)

Scott Butner
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Subject: Garbage Diposals & Dishwashers
Author:  p2tech@great-lakes.net at ~internet
Date:    5/30/97 12:47 PM


     

I would like to know what people think about garbage disposals. After taking a 
few waastewater courses in college, I was convinced that the use of garbage 
disposals for food waste was better than disposal in landfills. Other friends 
have said that the thick waste produced by garbage disposals create problems 
when people try to dispose of eggshells and skins of vegetables which are not 
easily degraded.

What is the consensus? Better to throw everything possible into a garbage 
disposal or into a conventional garbage can?

Also, are automatic dishwashers more or less efficient than handwashing?

Thanks


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