Do you know what NOT to put down your garbage disposal?


Garbage disposals, or food waste disposals, are NOT built to clean out your refrigerator! Many items in your kitchen can cause blockages in your drains, or even damage the disposal itself. The following list contains items that you should never put down your garbage disposal:

  • Oil & Grease
  • Rice & Pasta (anything that swells)
  • Eggshells
  • Fruit Pits & Seeds
  • Harsh Chemicals
  • Animal Bones
  • Fibrous Vegetables
  • Coffee Grounds
  • Onion and Potato Peels
  • Spoons & Utensils
  • Pumpkin & Melon
  • Corn Husk
  • Seafood
  • Carrots
  • Artichokes
  • Your fingers

Have more questions about the do’s and don’ts of your kitchen appliances? Ask your home inspector for guidance on how to clean and maintain your systems properly.