Garbage Disposal Tips for Septic Tank Owners

A garbage disposal is indeed a convenient kitchen appliance, however it is not a good idea for a septic system homeowner. If you find you just cannot live without one, it’s important to follow these helpful tips. Knowing how to avoid future problems creating by your garbage disposal is they key for septic owners.  It all boils down to knowing what you can put down your drain and what you can’t!

can put down garbage disposalYou can put these items down your disposal!

  • Any consumable beverage
  • Small food scraps
  • Ice



Cant put down garbage disposal

STOP! Don’t even think about it!

  • Coffee grounds
  • Egg shells or vegetable peelings
  • Fruit Pits or Bones
  • Clam or oyster shells
  • Fruit and vegetable stickers
  • Never pour used oil or grease down the drain
  • Pasta or Rice
  • Medications
  • “Flushable” Wipes
  • Paint
  • Chemicals used for cleaning
Here are a few alAlternatives for the CAN NOTS:
  • Use the appliance sparingly.
  • Do not dispose of leftovers that could easily be placed in the trash.
  • Consider starting a compost pile.

Now that you’ve read this list you may be thinking “I put half of these items down my kitchen sink just this week, is my septic and drain in trouble?” The answer is that with prolonged abuse you could really create issues down the line causing very expensive repairs.  However, you can add our Drain Buzz Garbage Disposal Cleaner to your monthly home maintenance plan. This will ensure that not only your sink drain is cleared but it will also protect it from future waste and non septic friendly products you flush down it. Click HERE today to take advantage of this weeks special

Check out these links and other Maxx’s Products Blog Posts for tips and tricks on your home maintenance care!

Why having a Septic Tank is simply better
Do’s & Don’ts Of Septic Tanks To Avoid Pumping
3 Reasons to Use a Septic System Additive
The Consequences of Infrequent Septic Tank Pumping