Only if it's sent off to the landfill in a biodegradable trash bag. Excavations on landfills have unearthed a steak from the 60's in perfect condition. Things just don't break down very well when entombed in plastic.
Andy Commons wrote:
OK, I don't have a compost pile right now (snow), and no worm bin either,
so I have to choose between these two ways to dispose of my veggie waste.
a. Toss in the trash
b. Send down the sink via Disposall
Let's assume a few things. First, I'm on a sewer system (not septic) and you can only select from these two choices in this thought experiment. Answers like "give it to a friend with chickens" or "Freeze it till spring" may be good, but not what I'm after.
I'm wondering if one way is better than the other, and if so, perhaps it should be promoted more.
I guess I'm asking, which has the lower impact?
Food rotting in a landfill
food heading down the sewer system to be processed.