Garbage disposals get all the glory. Almost every new home has one and for good reason. Who wants to lug carrot peels, leftover spaghetti, or uneaten vegetables outside to a compost bin after every meal? Just turn on the sink faucet, scrape the leftover contents off of your plate, flick a switch and voila, garbage is gone. But garbage disposals can only handle food waste. What about all the other trash that accumulates in your house? Used paper towels, empty plastic bottles, empty soda cans. Where do they go? A trash can? Ha! There’s nothing special about a trash can. But you know what is special? A trash compactor, and here are the top 4 reasons why.