Definition of garbage disposal in English:

garbage disposal


North American
  • 1

    (also garbage disposal unit)
    An electrically operated device fitted to the waste pipe of a kitchen sink for grinding up food waste.

    ‘don't put the potato skins down the garbage disposal’
    • ‘This came to light during the installation of the kitchen garbage disposal.’
    • ‘She hates the apartment's lovely garbage disposal going to waste.’
    • ‘I am installing a dishwasher and a garbage disposal in my home.’
    • ‘It had a white Whirlpool dishwasher, fridge, and stove, and also a garbage disposal.’
    • ‘She's used the concierge service to repair her garbage disposal and schedule doctor's appointments.’
    • ‘They presumed every family had at least two cars, a pool table in their recreation room, and a garbage disposal unit under their kitchen sink.’
    • ‘The room is fitted with oak units and has a double ceramic sink and garbage disposal unit.’
    • ‘We don't even have a garbage disposal unit in our flat.’
    • ‘Consider how many homes have built-in garbage disposals for grinding up food waste.’
    • ‘She stole Elena's ring and threw it down the garbage disposal!’
  • 2The disposal of household refuse.

    ‘residents pay for garbage disposal in two ways under the “Pay-As-You-Throw” program’
    • ‘The township spends about $7 million a year on garbage disposal.’
    • ‘With growing population came the problem of garbage disposal.’
    • ‘He has established no reputation on energy issues, garbage disposal or air quality.’
    • ‘This includes starting recycling initiatives that reduce garbage disposal fees.’
    • ‘When it comes to garbage disposal, the best way is to set up more ideally located treatment plants.’
    • ‘New legislation will also be hammering home the message of better waste management to reduce the cost of garbage disposal.’
    • ‘There are two ways to solve the problem of garbage disposal: either a landfill site or an incineration plant must be built.’
    • ‘Two young political rivals are going toe-to-toe in the upcoming municipal elections, with promises to curb crime rates and improve garbage disposal.’
    • ‘The city produces more than 3,000 tons of garbage per day and garbage disposal costs run as high as NT $200 million per year.’
    • ‘But if the present situation with garbage disposal continues, our city is going to face a major epidemic in the not too distant future.’
    • ‘The City of Toronto is planning a new garbage disposal project.’