While there are many ways to dispose of your food waste tossing it in the trash bin is not the answer. Landfill trash is continuously producing a high quantity of methane gases, which are harmful for humans and animals. The American governement is working diligently to lower greenhouse emissions and you can do your part, by disposing of your trash properly.
The garbage disposal is a kitchen appliance that connects to your plumbing and sink drain. You simply put food down the disposal chute, turn on the faucet, and flip on your disposal. The large stainless steel blades will grind up your food into a liquidey consistency. The content will be flushed down the drain and into your septic tank. This is definitely a much safer alternative to tossing the leftovers in the trash. Be sure to do your research on the best garbage disposals, before you actually make your final purchase.
Making a compost pile is a piece of cake and all you need to do is water it weekly. Dig a medium size hole in your backyard and slowly add all of your food waste to the pile, except for cooking oils, meat, lard, and grease. You can also add paper to the pile, but you do not want to add a large quanity at one time, because this could potentially cause your compost pile to produce greenhouse gases, which is something that you are trying to avoid.
Composting is a scientific method that takes a bit of practice and lots of patience. Make sure to water the pile weekly, because this will speed up the composition process. If you fail to water the pile, it will take 2-3 months longer to achieve your goal.
If you have a small family, but enjoy cooking and baking, you should take your leftovers to the local homeless shelter. Most of these facilities will be more than happy to accpet any food donations that you have to offer. Be sure to keep the food properly stored and do not let it expire, before taking to the shelter. You definitely would not want any of the recipients to experience a bout of food poisoning.