Waste Disposal Units Buyers GuideWhat is a waste disposal unit or garbage disposer?A food waste disposal unit is a modern kitchen appliance. It offers a new way to manage food waste in the modern home. It is installed under the kitchen sink and is attached to the drain.How do they work and what is best?There are two types of waste disposal unit that will both fit to your kitchen sink directly under the kitchen waste.The first type, and most common, is the continuous feed unit. This type of unit will allow you to add food waste to the unit while it is running. If you are interested to know more, check out Waste disposal units. This type will also allow you to run water from your kitchen sink mixer tap at the same time as you add the waste food to the unit.The second type is called a batch feed unit. This type of unit will allow you to add an amount of waste to the unit and will then lock down the sink waste. Generally when the sink waste has been locked down the unit will only then start to operate.EnvironmentIn addition to reducing household waste, a food waste unit can reduce the amount of waste that goes to land-fill. Waste has become a major global issue and legally binding limits have been established for some countries on the amount of food waste that can be used as land-fill. A garbage disposer can reduce the volume of waste going to land-fill dramatically, by up to 50%. Life-cycle studies have identified major cost benefits from using the unit rather than land-fill methods alone.ManufacturersManufacturers of waste disposal units include Franke and InSinkErator.A few things to think about before buyingEnsure your sink base unit is large enough to house your unit as it will often add to the width required.
Always run plenty of water through the unit after used to prevent blockages.
Avoid putting "stringy" items such as flower stems into the unit as this will block the mechanism.
Ensure there is sufficient "fall" on the waste pipe to prevent blockages. For more info, visit this webpage.