If they can put a man on the moon--and add wi-fi to our thermostats--why can't they build a 'composter-friendly' under-sink disposal?
I'd love a disposal that could send the ground up 'solid waste' to a bucket for easy transport to a compost heap and send water down the drain. Does anyone make this? Why not?
Ideally, good design/engineering would minimize mess and overflow (e.g. with some type of gasket) , alert you when the 'compost bucket' needs emptying, work correctly if the bucket was full/etc.
I see the following advantages:
- disposal cuts food waste into small, quick to decompose size
- disposal would co-mingle all waste foods into a "compost slurry"--mixing leftover food scraps with banana peels and orange rinds--rendering it inedible to pests
- allow the low-green/high-"ick" household residents to have a consistent means for disposing food waste. (i.e. in my household, one resident gets "grossed out" by having a compost bucket near the kitchen. she would just use the disposal and not have to worry about it).
I would loveto have something like this in our house and would appreciate any insights.