What Can You Put In A Waste Disposal?

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What Can You Put In A Waste Disposal?

What Can You Put In A Waste Disposal?

  • Fruits – preferably without pits or seeds
  • Vegetables – preferably cooked
  • Vegetable and fruit peelings – such as citrus rinds
  • Plain meats – with minimal fat
  • Combination foods – prepared dishes not overly high in grease or fat
  • Baked goods
  • Cereal

What Cant You Put In A Waste Disposal Unit?

  • Grease, oil, and fat – these can congeal inside the drain pipe and clog a sewer system
  • Extremely fibrous and stringy food waste – celery and corn husks, for example, can be problematic for less powered units and may cause a jam.
  • Meat bones – most disposals will not be able to grind them properly
  • Anything that is not food waste – packaging materials, for example, will clog and jam a disposal unit
  • Expandable foods such as pasta, rice, and oatmeal – can expand in the unit and clog the pipe