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What Not To Put Down Your Garbage Disposal

Ah, modern-day conveniences. We all have grown accustomed to such wonderful things as washers and dryers, dishwashers, and garbage disposals. Of course, we do not want to fall into the trap of growing lackadaisical with how we use these fantastic inventions. Just because you have a waste disposal, does not mean you can put anything down it. There are a number of things that you should NOT put down a garbage disposal, such as these:

What Not To Put Down Your Garbage Disposal


You should never, ever try to put bones down a garbage disposal. The reason? All it will do is simply spin around with the blades (best case scenario). At worst, if it manages to get down below the blades, it will be more or less stuck there – to only wreak havoc on your plumbing system.

Coffee Grounds

Do you drink a lot of coffee at home? If so, you need to be aware that these coffee grounds are one of the most deceptive items when it comes to garbage disposal. Though they should never be put down a disposal, coffee grounds may appear to go down the drain, only to build up sneakily – until you have clogged pipes, yet again.

Fruit Pits

If you eat many avocados or peaches (who doesn’t?), you are well aware that these fruit pits are ridiculously hard to break down. Now, imagine trying to get them down the drain of your garbage disposal. First of all, it would dull the blades and wear down the life of your waste disposal. Secondly, if it goes past the blades, it will not break down in there, either.


Once again, if you eat a lot of pasta in your home, you should be aware of how unwise it is to put it down the garbage disposal. Pasta expands once it’s exposed to water, even after being cooked. For this reason, we strongly recommend simply throwing your uneaten pasta in the trash instead.

Potato Peels

While potato peels may not necessarily be a burden on your plumbing system, like other foods they can play a role in decreasing the life of a garbage disposal. You might think you can get away with putting them down there from time to time; but like other starchy vegetables, it will create a mess later on that might call for the help of a professional.

Other Foods to Avoid

Other foods you should avoid would include egg shells, celery, and grease. If you avoid all of these items, you will do your garbage disposal a huge favor and save your household a huge repair bill!

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Understanding the Needs of the Waste Removal Industry

Getting rid of trash and junk is important for protecting Canada’s natural environment. Residential and commercial trash production calls for a never-ending cleanup activity. Canadians produce millions of tons of trash annually. Ensuring that this trash is properly eliminated from the environment ensures that Canada remains a clean and decent place to live.

Understanding The Needs Of The Waste Removal Industry

Landfills are important to Canada’s waste removal plan. A landfill is a specific area of governmental land that has been set aside for the purpose of containing leftover garbage. Normally, the Canadian government reduces, reuses and recycles trash. However, there are some materials that cannot be included within the recycling process. This is where landfills come in: to maintain the extra rubbish until it can be incinerated or organically processed. The Canadian government’s website provides further information on landfills and the role they play in controlling waste materials.

Residential Waste Disposal in Canada

Canadian residential neighborhoods are usually comprised of single family dwellings. These structures typically require garbage bins to store trash until it is collected and hauled away by city services or private refuse companies. Canada also provides many communities with recycling bins. These bins help to make the recycling process an easier process to perform.

Most Canadian homes do not need more than a garbage bin to get rid of waste material. However, some homes require a dumpster for junk removal. Homes with large families of seven or more could benefit from the use of a small dumpster unit. Some homes in the middle of construction or renovation will also benefit from a mini dumpster. A dumpster helps keep homeowners from constantly making trips to a landfill or recycling center to dispose of garbage. The units can be set up commercially, then hauled away. They are extremely practical for eliminating extra trash and junk.

Commercial, Community Service and Non-Profit Organizations Need Dumpster Units

Local companies, businesses, community services buildings and non-profit organizations need a standard sized dumpster unit to get rid of trash. Federal and local laws regarding waste disposal must be adhered to. Places such as major department stores, business offices, restaurants, schools and community service providers usually have a dumpster unit on their premises. Since these organizations produce a great deal of waste material, a dumpster unit is essential for them to stay compliant with federal and local laws regarding trash.

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