AOC Asks if Garbage Disposal is Environmentally Sound

After her recent move to Washington D.C., Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (AOC) apparently encountered her first garbage disposal, calling it “terrifying” and wondering if it’s “environmentally sound.”

“This DC apartment is bougie and has things I’ve never seen before. Like what is a garbage disposal really for,” AOC asked on Instagram. “Is it better or worse than throwing something in the garbage?”

“I am told this is a garbage disposal,” she explained. “I’ve never seen a garbage disposal. I never had one in any place I’ve ever lived. It is terrifying. I don’t know what to use it for, or what its purpose is.” She added, “Is this environmentally sound?”