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Old 01-07-2019, 09:14 AM   #21
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Of course food waste is best put in the bin rather than disposed of down the sink. We have an insinkerator but never use it for fear of blocking our drains.
You really should use your insinkerator. It is much better to go down there than in your bin. 7.3 million tonnes of food waste ends up in landfills each year where it emits harmful greenhouse gasses..

Instead of going to landfill, food waste can yield valuable biogas and other vital soil nutrients which can be recovered at the wastewater treatment plant if you put it through your insinkerator.

We use ours for as much as possible. Literally everything except banana skins and potato skins. Even chicken bones go down with no problem.
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Old 11-07-2019, 04:15 PM   #22
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You really should use your insinkerator. It is much better to go down there than in your bin. 7.3 million tonnes of food waste ends up in landfills each year where it emits harmful greenhouse gasses..

Instead of going to landfill, food waste can yield valuable biogas and other vital soil nutrients which can be recovered at the wastewater treatment plant if you put it through your insinkerator.

We use ours for as much as possible. Literally everything except banana skins and potato skins. Even chicken bones go down with no problem.
All our foodwaste goes in the food waste bin which is sent to a biodigester in this region as opposed to the black landfill job.

Things like fruit and veg or peelings go on our own compost heap. In time we will have chickens who I fully expect will be the first to try and eat these as well. After that I will eat the chicken.
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Old 11-07-2019, 05:16 PM   #23
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You really should use your insinkerator. It is much better to go down there than in your bin. 7.3 million tonnes of food waste ends up in landfills each year where it emits harmful greenhouse gasses..

Instead of going to landfill, food waste can yield valuable biogas and other vital soil nutrients which can be recovered at the wastewater treatment plant if you put it through your insinkerator.

We use ours for as much as possible. Literally everything except banana skins and potato skins. Even chicken bones go down with no problem.
Just to let you know the Wastewater Treatment Works (WwTW) don't really recover this kind of think and anything they do it just gets sent to landfill (I work on them).

We have an "insinkerator" fantastic job, just wanted you to know that WwTW's aren't fantastic about cleaning water, as a lot of people that actually run them are there for an easy job and pension, so don't really care.
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Just to let you know the Wastewater Treatment Works (WwTW) don't really recover this kind of think and anything they do it just gets sent to landfill (I work on them).

We have an "insinkerator" fantastic job, just wanted you to know that WwTW's aren't fantastic about cleaning water, as a lot of people that actually run them are there for an easy job and pension, so don't really care.
Have you got a skip full of sweetcorn at your site?
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Have you got a skip full of sweetcorn at your site?
They screen out the inorganic bit for incineration or landfill and the rest eventually makes it back to the land as fertiliser.
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Could be your flexi pipe is causing waste food to collect and then eventually it's all going down the waste pipe in a big blob and causing blockages mate. AS others have said I would redo it with solid pipe.
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