Garbage Disposal Hazards

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STOP! Don’t Put That Down Your Garbage Disposal

You might think that if it’s food, it’s safe to put down your garbage disposal… but think again.

Putting the wrong items down your garbage disposal is a recipe for bad smells and clogs, plus they could cause damage or even break your appliance! Check out our list of the riskiest food-based items that you should never put down your garbage disposal.

1. Disposal & Plumbing Menaces:

  • Fat
  • Grease
  • Oil

2. Increased Risk of Garbage Disposal & Plumbing Clogs:

  • Chicken Skin
  • Coffee Grounds
  • Nuts
  • Pasta
  • Rice
  • Oats
  • Potato Peels
  • Sauerkraut

3. Damages Garbage Disposal Blades & Overworks the Motor:

  • Artichokes
  • Asparagus
  • Bones
  • Celery
  • Corn Husks
  • Fruit Pits
  • Kale
  • Lettuce
  • Onion Skins
  • Rhubarb
  • Seafood Shells

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