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Compactor vs. can

(article, Culinate staff)

When it comes to disposing of food scraps, which is better for the environment: trash cans or an in-sink garbage disposal? (We're assuming you have no way of composting your food waste, not even a worm bin.) Slate recently tackled this topic and concluded that disposals aren't so bad so long as you don't live in a drought-prone area and you don't dump grease or fats down the disposal. And if your local landfill harvests methane from decomposing trash, you might want to reconsider that garbage can.