Class is essential when it comes to household waste; different socioeconomic groups consider different objects to be garbage and use different means to dispose of them. The compactor illustrates this well, since housing reports from the 1990s show that the vast majority of garbage compactors were located in detached single-family homes owned by white owners. Why didn't Americans of color and Americans living in duplexes, apartments, and mobile homes have compactors? When considering adding a compactor to your home, one of the first questions that comes to mind is how to connect it.Electric garbage compactors require a dedicated circuit to operate safely and correctly. They need a large amount of energy when in use.
However, some smaller portable trash compactors can be connected to a 115-volt outlet. You can buy manual compactors in which the lid acts as a press, allowing you to crush the garbage underneath by pushing it down. The process and installation of a compactor are just the beginning; the compactor is not a one-time investment, as brand-specific deodorizing inserts and compactor bags continue to be purchased, not to mention the installation costs and the inevitable maintenance. If you're wondering how difficult it will be to add a garbage compactor to your home, here are some tips on how to do it.First, make sure you have enough space for the compactor.
You'll need an area that's at least two feet wide and two feet deep. You'll also need access to an electrical outlet that can handle the power requirements of the compactor. If you don't have an outlet nearby, you'll need to hire an electrician to install one.Next, you'll need to decide whether you want an electric or manual compactor. Electric compactors are more powerful and efficient than manual ones, but they also require more energy.
Manual compactors are less powerful but still effective at reducing volume. Once you've chosen your compactor, you'll need to install it according to the manufacturer's instructions. This usually involves attaching the compactor's mounting bracket to the wall and then connecting it to the electrical outlet. If you're installing an electric compactor, make sure you use a dedicated circuit for it.Finally, you'll need to purchase deodorizing inserts and compactor bags for your compactor.
These will help keep odors at bay and make it easier for you to dispose of your trash. Reducing volume means fewer trips to the sidewalk with garbage bags, a lower garbage collection bill if you pay per bag, and less space is taken up in the home and in landfills. Adding a garbage compactor can help reduce waste and save money in the long run.