Where does the garbage go and how does it get there?
According to the 2011 commercial solid waste management report prepared for NYC, 7,000,000 pounds of food waste is generated each day. Picking up this mammoth daily load are more than 500 garbage trucks getting less than 3 miles per gallon and costing more than $150.00 an hour to operate. The collected waste is transported to transfer facilities and then carted off to either landfills (located in surrounding states and nearly all at capacity) or to a distant compost facility (located in Delaware more than 170 miles away).
It should be no surprise that the movement of the hundreds of diesel trucks per day has a negative effect on the public and the environment. Some of the ingredients of diesel fuel are even carcinogenic.
This scenario is replicated in cities all across the US.
Is there a more convenient, economically sound, and environmentally safer way to get rid of this garbage? Is there a way to minimize the truck traffic? Is there a way to reduce the miles traveled of the garbage trucks to give the public cleaner air and safer streets?
There is! The Eco-Safe Digester. This on-site, high-quality, industrial-strength digester rapidly breaks down large volumes of food waste into a nutrient-rich liquid suitable for discharge into the municipal sewer systems. Utilizing the sewer system to transport digested food waste provides a convenient, economically sound and environmentally safer way to get rid of this garbage.