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We often think that our garbage disposal is indestructible because it just seems like that ultimate line of defense against our otherwise troublesome trash, but this isn’t always true. Your garbage disposal can still be “vulnerable” in certain situations.

To put it simply, garbage disposals can’t take everything! You can’t just throw any and everything in your disposal expect it to chop it to smithereens and be done with it. I think we should have an overview of objects not to put down the disposal. If you don’t want any problems in the future try to avoid putting these objects in down your drain/garbage disposal:

  • Egg shells
  • Animal bones
  • Rice and pasta
  • Pits and/or seeds
  • Twist ties
  • Pull tabs
  • Rubber bands
  • Glass
  • Screws and nails
  • Cigarette butts
  • Paper
  • Plastic
  • Plants
  • Flowers