There are now available small covered waste containers that clamp to the waste pipe directly underneath the sink or at a convenient height for use. These swing in under the sink out of the way when not in use, and easily swing out to receive garbage. They have draining insets and thus reduce the water content of the garbage considerably. Some manufacturers include such a device in the sink installation. If the sink does not contain a sink strainer, one may be used to keep solid particles from getting down the drain-pipe when emptying waste water in the sink. The contents of these small containers may be transferred either to a garbage can at the sink or to the larger container put out for the garbage collector. The garbage can at the sink demands regular care. Since a small amount of drained garbage is emptied into it frequently it should be conveniently opened. The foot-pedal attachment on many modern cans provides for this. If such a convenience is lacking, the can should not be placed on the floor, as this means tiresome stooping over to open and close it. It should be raised to a convenient working height on a small stand at the sink.
The incinerator is a piece of equipment which eliminates the necessity of having to bother with the garbage man and the garbage pail. It uses gas, coal or wood as the fuel. A flue or outdoor connection is absolutely necessary for the escape of odors and products of combustion. The ashes must be removed at regular intervals from the bottom. The gas incinerator is most convenient when a chute leading to it is loaded near the kitchen sink. The incinerator itself usually can be installed in the cellar.