Garbage Disposal History

Garbage Disposal History

Waste management has been around since the times of ancient Greece. Garbage was just thrown out onto the streets before Athens started to crack down and waste removal systems began to develop. Fast forward to 1927 and American John Hammes disliked taking his garbage out so much he created the world’s first garbage disposal in his basement workshop. After a decade of fine-tuning, he finally took it to market in 1938. In the post-World War II, housing boom garbage disposal popularity soared. Now, this crafty little appliance can be found in homes all around America gobbling down our garbage scraps. 

garbage disposal unit

While garbage disposals are designed to be durable, it is still always a good idea to take care of your unit. In between regular deep cleans we recommend utilizing Arm & Hammer Garbage Disposal Cleaner to keep your appliance clean and deodorized. These little baking soda packed capsules leave behind a fresh citrus scent. Just run water down the drain in a steady stream, add a capsule and run the disposal for 15-20 seconds. With proper maintenance, your garbage disposal will make it into the next decade!