This is exactly why I think it would result in savings. Fewer (if heavier) pickups means a smaller bill from BFI.
I thought about this. I am already in the habit if rinsing out my containers before I toss them into the trash can, so they wouldn’t drip into the compactor. Virtually all aromatic trash goes down the disposal. The only thing a sink disposal won’t take is bones & raw animal fat, and that would stink up a regular trash can.
Ah, the final frontier. I was thinking of sinking it into the wall, on the other side of which is a bedroom closet. There would be a little storage space lost in the closet but if I arranged the things in there a little more efficiently I think the loss would not be significant.
The cost of the compacor is the only expense for me, as I am fully able to handle the woodworking & electrical wiring needed to to the installation. I’ve installed a dishwasher before- a compactor can’t be much more difficult.
Since I have removed the labor & some incidental costs, it’s more like $500 for a small savings, fewer trips to the dumpster & a whole lotta warm fuzzy feelgood that I am filling up the landfill a little bit slower than before. Or causing the truck to make fewer trips to the city dump. Or something.