Commercial garbage disposals are an incredibly useful piece of equipment in the dish room, allowing workers to quickly and efficiently pre-rinse dishes prior to placing them in a commercial dishwasher. Their cutting elements mince food waste into miniscule pieces, allowing them to pass safely through the drain system without the risk of waste buildup-induced clog.
Garbage disposals come in a variety of models, from a stand-alone unit that works in tandem with a pre-rinse unit to scrap and pre-rinse dishes to disposal systems designed to scrap and pre-rinse a much larger capacity of dishes, usually in large restaurants and cafeterias. One consideration that merits a note is that some types of disposals are restricted in certain areas. In these cases, a food scrap collector will serve a similar purpose, breaking down water-soluble food waste while collecting fibrous and non-soluble matter that could potentially cause plumbing issues.