I pledge to remove my in-sink garbage disposal because food scraps should never go down the drain. I will scrape my plates clean into a composting bucket and replace the food disposal with a fine mesh metal filter to catch any small particles. I will recycle my food scraps to have the least negative and greatest positive impact on human health and the environment.
Please also take our Compost All Food Waste pledge and Cut Food Waste by 50% pledge.
What Happens to Food Waste that Goes Down the Drain?
It’s either sent to your septic system or to a water sewage treatment plant to be cleaned. Any sludge residue is incinerated, an assault on the air that is completely avoidable if you compost your food waste instead.