Garbage disposals have been taboo in NYC for many years. This is in part due to some myths that have been floating around for decades. Well, in this article let’s ‘Dispose’ of the myths (pun intended) and consider the facts regarding garbage disposals. This will help you determine if a garbage disposal is that prized appliance your property needs.


Garbage disposals are illegal in NYC.


The common misconception regarding garbage disposals is that they are illegal in NYC.  This is a myth, they are in fact legal in New York, and have been since 1997.

In recent news a big deal was made over an Instagram post from U.S. Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez who appeared seemingly unfamiliar with what a garbage disposal is after discovering one installed in her DC residence.

Actually, It shouldn’t be so surprising that the Bronx-born congresswoman had never seen or used a garbage disposal before.  This could simply be chalked up to the former NYC ban and subsequent reluctance of property managers to install them, even after the ban was lifted.


Garbage disposals will cause pipes to burst resulting in costly damages.


In the past, many feared that garbage disposals would cause pipes to burst and result in costly damages. But thanks to modern technology garbage disposals are now more safer and efficient than ever before.


Residents will be afraid or reluctant to use them.


The fact is, most residents will love having a garbage disposal!  That is why in an effort to lure prospective tenants, some of the top apartment listings boast of not only having high-end appliances, but these listings also tout that coveted garbage disposal.

And, rather than have residents slyly install their own garbage disposals, that when done wrong can result in costly damage, property managers are now having these installed in apartments. Whether it be Batch-Feed or Continuous-Feed Models, when potential buyers/renters hear that garbage disposals are installed in the apartments, your residence will be set apart from the rest.

Ocasio-Cortez said in a follow-up twitter post that ‘Garbage disposals were never really a thing in NYC’

Well, guess what Congresswoman Ocasio-Cortez, they are a thing now and are all the rage in NYC upscale apartments!

Another Important FACT:

JB Enterprise sells top rated Garbage disposal brands such as Insinkerator, Waste King and Moen, which offer both continuous feed and batch feed models. With a huge supply to choose from we likely can fulfill your order the same day it is placed.

Now that you know the facts, dispose of the myths and call us to place your order today!

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