The garbage disposal was invented in the late 1920’s by John W. Hamme and was later marketed (1938) by his newly founded company, InSinkErator. Since its inception, its use has been heavily scrutinized and, at times, prohibited (as late as 2007, although repealed) by municipal sewage treatment plants.

Proponents have argued that garbage disposals responsibly divert solids from landfills to effluent disposal systems. Furthermore, with proper treatment, the increased food solids prove beneficial adding organic carbon which promotes bacterial composition.

Photo Courtesy of Insinkerator

Photo Courtesy of Insinkerator

The garbage disposal has become very popular in the United States. In new homes, it is a standard amenity. When used properly, the garbage disposal can provide years of service.

If your disposal is causing you problems, please visit our Garbage Disposal Tips or contact us for assistance.

AAA AUGER stocks disposals on our trucks so night or day, we can fix you up.