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In the United States, food is the single largest category of waste in municipal landfills, where it emits methane, a powerful greenhouse gas that has negative effects on our climate. Using your InSinkErator will help divert food from landfills. Check out some rad recipes here!

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Grind those scraps!

Turn on the cold water. Then start your InSinkErator disposal.
Push the avocado pit in the disposal. Then gradually feed in the rest of the food scraps.
Once you hear the disposal change sound, turn off your InSinkErator disposal and let the faucet run for a few seconds before turning off.

Going Green GuacPRINT RECIPE

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 15 minutes

Yield: 2 servings (Having a party? Double or triple - for more!)

The Goods
1/2 tablespoons white onion

1/2 tablespoons white onion, chopped

1 tablespoon + 2 teaspoons fresh cilantro

1 tablespoon + 2 teaspoons fresh cilantro, chopped

1 1/4 teaspoons jalapeño

1 1/4 teaspoons jalapeño, seeded and chopped (Feeling extra spicy? Add extras, seeds included.)

1 ripe avocado

1 ripe avocado, pitted, peeled and coarsely chopped

1/2 teaspoon coarse sea salt

1/2 teaspoon coarse sea salt

3 tablespoons tomato

3 tablespoons tomato, seeded and chopped

The Make-It-Landfill-Free-Steps
While prepping ingredients, toss scraps into the sink.

While prepping ingredients, toss scraps into the sink.

With a mortar and pestle, mash onion, jalapeño, salt and a tablespoon of cilantro until smooth and juicy.

With a mortar and pestle, mash onion, jalapeño, salt and a tablespoon of cilantro until smooth and juicy.

Add avocado, and mash slightly. (Avocado should remain somewhat chunky.)

Add avocado, and mash slightly. (Avocado should remain somewhat chunky.)

Stir in tomato and remaining chopped cilantro.

Stir in tomato and remaining chopped cilantro.

Grind those scraps!

Turn on the cold water. Then start your InSinkErator disposal.
Push the avocado pit in the disposal. Then gradually feed in the rest of the food scraps.
Once you hear the disposal change sound, turn off your InSinkErator disposal and let the faucet run for a few seconds before turning off.
Grind those scraps!
  • Turn on the cold water. Then start your InSinkErator disposal.
  • Push the avocado pit in the disposal. Then gradually feed in the rest of the food scraps.
  • Once you hear the disposal change sound, turn off your InSinkErator disposal and let the faucet run for a few seconds before turning off.

Worried about using your InSinkErator to grind your avocado scraps?

Have no fear! InSinkErator disposals can handle avocado skin and even the pit!

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Enjoy!

Serve immediately or tightly cover and refrigerate. Pat on the back for reducing landfill waste.

The Above and Beyond

Extend the shelf life of your avocado!

Avocados will ripen more quickly on the counter. Once they yield to gentle pressure, they’re ready to eat. If you need them for a bit longer, they’ll keep for about three more days in the fridge.

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Grind those scraps!

Turn on the cold water. Then start your InSinkErator disposal.
Push chicken bones into the disposal. Then gradually feed in the rest of the food scraps. Add citrus peels last to leave the sink smelling fresh.
Once you hear the disposal change sound, turn off your InSinkErator disposal and let the faucet run for a few seconds before turning off.

Climate Conscious CarnitasPRINT RECIPE

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 4 hours, 15 minutes

Yield: 4 - 6 servings

The Goods
6 bone-in chicken thighs

6 bone-in chicken thighs, skin removed

2 oranges

2 oranges, halved

1 lime

1 lime, halved

7 cloves garlic

7 cloves garlic, chopped

1 very large white onion

1 very large white onion, thinly sliced

¼ cup brown sugar

¼ cup brown sugar

3 ½ teaspoons ground cumin

3 ½ teaspoons ground cumin

2 teaspoons smoked paprika

2 teaspoons smoked paprika

2 teaspoons salt

2 teaspoons salt

1 teaspoon Mexican oregano

1 teaspoon Mexican oregano, (can substitute regular)

¼ cup chicken broth or stock

¼ cup chicken broth or stock

The Make-It-Landfill-Free Steps
While prepping ingredients, toss scraps into the sink (including those citrus peels).

While prepping ingredients, toss scraps into the sink (including those citrus peels).

Juice the oranges and lime, adding the liquids to the slow cooker.

Juice the oranges and lime, adding the liquids to the slow cooker.

Stir together the cumin, paprika, sugar, oregano and salt and sprinkle on both sides of the chicken.

Stir together the cumin, paprika, sugar, oregano and salt and sprinkle on both sides of the chicken.

Add chicken to the slow cooker. Cover with garlic, onions and chicken broth. 

Add chicken to the slow cooker. Cover with garlic, onions and chicken broth. 

Close and cook on high for 4 hours, checking every hour or so. 

Close and cook on high for 4 hours, checking every hour or so. 

Remove the thighs from the slow cooker. Shred meat and return to slow cooker. Place the bones in the sink.

Remove the thighs from the slow cooker. Shred meat and return to slow cooker. Place the bones in the sink.

Grind those scraps!

Turn on the cold water. Then start your InSinkErator disposal.
Push chicken bones into the disposal. Then gradually feed in the rest of the food scraps. Add citrus peels last to leave the sink smelling fresh.
Once you hear the disposal change sound, turn off your InSinkErator disposal and let the faucet run for a few seconds before turning off.
Grind those scraps!
  • Turn on the cold water. Then start your InSinkErator disposal.
  • Push chicken bones into the disposal. Then gradually feed in the rest of the food scraps. Add citrus peels last to leave the sink smelling fresh.
  • Once you hear the disposal change sound, turn off your InSinkErator disposal and let the faucet run for a few seconds before turning off.

Yes, you saw that right!

InSinkErator disposals can handle grinding chicken bones like it’s nothing!

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Enjoy!

Serve on warmed corn tortillas with cilantro, onion, guacamole and a squeeze of lime.

The Above and Beyond

Savor it all over again, reprised.

Use leftover carnitas in quesadillas, on tortilla chips for nachos, in taco salad or make Baja bowls. For bowls, top white or brown rice with leftover chicken, seasoned black beans, salsa, guacamole and shredded or crumbled tortilla chips. 

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Using a garbage disposal benefits the environment.

There’s a looming landfill crisis in this country.

The U.S. is on pace to run out of landfill space in 18 years, potentially creating an environmental disaster.1 When you throw food waste into your garbage, it ends up in a landfill. Each year, food waste is responsible for 18% of landfill methane emissions, or about 21 million tons of methane gas.2 Using a garbage disposal reduces the amount of food waste taken to landfills and the resulting methane emissions.

Landfill Crisis

Global warming is accelerated by food waste rotting in landfills.

200lbs of Food Waste Annually

Every person in the U.S. creates about 200 pounds of food waste each year3

Food waste equates to an area the size of a country

If food waste was a country, it would be the world’s third-largest contributor to greenhouse gasses4

Designed to grind more.

The Badger® 1HP garbage disposal helps keep more types of food waste out of the landfill because it’s designed to grind more. Bones, fruit pits, fibrous fruit and vegetable skins are all safe to grind with proper usage.

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Sources: 1. Solid Waste Environmental Excellence Protocol Report, 2020 2. Environmental Protection Agency Study, 2016 3. USDA, 2018 4. FAO, Summary Report, 2013

Using a garbage disposal is easy!

Using a garbage disposal is easy!

Never put fats, oils, or grease into a garbage disposal.

  • Run a steady stream of cold water into the sink before turning on the garbage disposal.

  • Turn on the disposal before placing any food waste into it.

  • Gradually feed food waste into the disposal.

  • Avoid putting in large amounts of food waste all at once as this may slow the grinding process.

  • Once the food waste has been broken down, turn the disposal off and let the water run for a few seconds to flush the drain pipe.