4th of July Foods that Don’t Belong in Your Garbage Disposal

Foods that Shouldn’t Go Down the Garbage Disposal

The Fourth of July is a time for celebration, friends, family, and of course - food! While most of the foods we enjoy during this holiday are safe to put down the garbage disposal, there are a few that don't belong.

Keep reading as we discuss some of the foods you should avoid putting down your garbage disposal. We'll also tell you why they shouldn't go down there, and what effects they can have on your garbage disposal over time.

Corn on the Cob Husks

Corn is a holiday grilling staple in most households and across different cultures. A lot of families choose to prepare it by hand, peeling the husks themselves. But what do you do with the husks when you're done?

You should always throw husks away in the trash. Their strings can get caught in your garbage disposal and can be difficult to remove without professional help.

Watermelon Rinds

In the summertime, there's nothing quite as satisfying as cutting open a fresh watermelon. However, what you do with the rind after sharing the delicious fruit with family and friends can have an impact on your home's plumbing.

Using the garbage disposal to dispose of the rind can cause major problems for your machine. Instead, simply toss it in the trash when you're done!

Meat and Bones

We know that sometimes you may have more leftover food than you expected after cooking. Tossing cooked meat and bones down the garbage disposal is a big no. Meat is tough and greasy, two things that are not good for your disposal, and bones can dull the blades.

When you're done cooking for the day, and ready to throw away leftover meat and bones, the trash can will be your best means of disposal.

Your garbage disposal can stand up to a lot, however, it's always best to make sure that the items you're putting down the disposal won't cause clogging or break the machine. When you experience issues with your garbage disposal, our team at Albright's Mechanical Services is here to help! Give us a call at (410) 834-0148 to schedule an appointment!