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11 Things You Should Never Put Down Your Garbage Disposal

Knowing all the things you should never put down your garbage disposal is key to keeping your device in tip-top shape. We don’t blame you for tossing your food scraps down the drain without thinking — we do it, too! Unfortunately, many common foods can easily damage a garbage disposal and clog the pipes. 

Instead of spending your precious time Googling which foods can safely go through a garbage disposal, we’ve rounded up all all the worst items to put in a garbage disposal to save you time. It may surprise you to learn that a lot of the foods you’re sending down the drain are potentially harming your machine. Prevent an emergency call to the plumber and the inevitable bill by properly disposing of your food waste. 

Keep scrolling to learn more about the many foods that you should never put down your garbage disposal. 

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