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John W. Hammes

Who Invented the First Garbage Disposal?

Image: https://insinkerator.emerson.com/ / John W. Hammes A garbage disposal unit (also known as a waste disposal unit, garbage disposer, garburator, etc.) is a device, usually electrically powered, installed under a kitchen sink between the sink’s drain and the trap. The disposal unit shreds food waste into pieces small enough—generally less than 2 mm (0.079 in) in diameter—to pass through plumbing. …

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