Understanding Disposers

Food waste disposers grind and shred food waste so it passes more safely through plumbing systems.

Impellers mounted on a spinning plate use centrifugal force to continuously force food waste particles against a stationary grind ring.

The grind ring breaks down the food waste into very fine particles – virtually liquefying them. After they are ground , the running water flushes the particles through the grind ring and out of the disposer and into your wastewater pipe. From there it flows to the wastewater treatment plant or your septic system.

New disposers with advanced grinding systems can grind more types of food waste, into even finer particles – much more quietly – and with less vibration than ever before.