Still sending your leftovers to a landfill?



Each year in the United States, nearly 34 million tons of food waste is trucked to landfills. Once there, it quickly decomposes and produces methane, an environmentally harmful greenhouse gas at least 21 times more potent than CO2.

While composting provides one approach to tackling America's food waste management challenge, it isn’t always practical for today’s busy lifestyle.

Enter InSinkErator®. Our food waste disposers provide a convenient and environmentally friendly alternative to transporting leftovers to landfills. Plus, capable wastewater treatment plants can even recycle food scraps into energy and fertilizer.

Durable. Practical. And environmentally responsible. A recent Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) of common ways to dispose of food scraps reported that disposers can help reduce global warming potential vs. landfills and in some cases, can even aid in energy production at the wastewater treatment plant. Click LCA to read more.


Keep Food Waste Out of Landfills

Environmental Video

Learn how InSinkErator® disposers play an important role in meeting America’s food waste challenge.



 Market to Market Activity Book for Kids

One Apple's Incredible Journey - Follow the journey that an apple can take from the tree to the market to the table…and then – incredibly – back to the tree! At the center of this journey is the food waste disposer,  which grinds apple cores, peels and other food waste, sending it all to wastewater treatment plants where it can be processed into things like fertilizer and renewable energy. Click here to view the activity book.


How Cities, Universities and Others Are Converting Food Scraps To Sustainable Resources

Massachusetts to Ban Discarding Food Waste in the Trash

Philidephia Pilot Program Will Measure How Green Garbage Disposals Can Be

Popular ScienceJuly's Popular Science demonstrates you don't need tax credits, expensive refineries or even corn fields to transform one abundant and inexpensive resource into renewable energy. That resource? Food waste. Yes, really.  Download PDF