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Water-wise tip: Use garbage disposal less, make more compost

Disposal are great but also are water hogs.
Disposal are great but also are water hogs. Bigstock

This is part of a weekly feature in Home & Garden, highlighting ways residents can save water.

▪  Use garbage disposal sparingly.

It may be convenient, but your garbage disposal is a water hog, using 10 gallons or more to digest that waste every time you use it. Instead of putting vegetable waste down the drain, save those leaves, rinds and stems for making compost. Not only do you save water, but the compost will be “garden gold,” free fertilizer for your plants.

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Debbie Arrington

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