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Old 09-19-2019, 08:24 AM
 
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put in a jar and in the kitchen garbage.
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Old 09-19-2019, 08:54 AM
 
Location: Living on the Coast in Oxnard CA
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Gray water irrigation for the plants. If you don't have a system, you can always take it outside and pour it into some mulch around the plants.
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Old 09-19-2019, 11:22 AM
 
Location: Canada
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If there are any solid materials I'll either use a fork to allow most of the liquid out then in the trash with the soilds or just throw it in the Backyard (away from the house) , if it's very liquidity ketchup/ tomato paste/ BBQ sauce I'll let it sit in water until it become the constancy of water then down the sink.
I do the same, but have to watch with bears in the area during the summer, plus when my son visits with his dog, she'd be in the bush licking up every morsel she could find lol.
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Old 09-19-2019, 12:08 PM
 
Location: equator
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You do realize that what goes into the sink and what goes in the toilet end up in the same place.....? Unless you have separate sanitary drain and a graywater systems
I do realize that. But I thought perhaps the toilet was more "robust" shall we say, than the sink in terms of washing stuff down.

We're in a condo, so I can't just throw stuff outside like I might have done on our 5 acres.

Feral cats get in the garbage (no trash cans here) so have to watch the food waste.
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Old 09-19-2019, 12:18 PM
 
Location: East of Seattle since 1992, originally from SF Bay Area
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I do realize that. But I thought perhaps the toilet was more "robust" shall we say, than the sink in terms of washing stuff down.

We're in a condo, so I can't just throw stuff outside like I might have done on our 5 acres.

Feral cats get in the garbage (no trash cans here) so have to watch the food waste.
The sewer piping from a toilet is larger diameter than from the sink, however the toilet itself can get clogged easily. If you are on a septic system it's best not to put it into the toilet or the sink. How do you not have trash cans? Do you just stack up bags? That seems like a bad idea with all of the various creatures in addition to your cats. I would save any empty waterproof containers/lids such as from peanut butter, milk, jam, sauces and use them for the liquidy foods.
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Old 09-19-2019, 07:20 PM
 
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Inspired by the "wipes" thread, I'm wondering about those of you without a garbage disposal.

I grew up with one, of course, but when we moved to the country and were on a septic, we quit using it except for very liquid stuff.

Down here, they don't exist and again, we are on septic that has to be pumped out 2x a year (condo).

So what do you do with your more liquid food waste? That's too much for the sink drain, like a soup or something. Grease goes in a jar for the trash, but non-grease waste.

Would you ever put it in the toilet? I mean, what's the difference from the "end" product?

PS: if you have a garbage disposal, I don't need to know about it, LOL. I know most do.
I have a septic system. The house came w/a garbage disposal, but I don't use it (except to make the water drain from the sink faster).

I didn't have a disposal in my prior house. I put NOTHING but liquids down the drain. If I have messy stuff (like used tea bags, or canned salmon gone bad), I drain the liquid in the sink, then throw the solids in the trash. If it's really messy, I might put it in a plastic bag before I put it in the trash.

I have various sink drainers I've bought that I keep in my kitchen sink drain that stops solids from going down the drain. I then empty the drainers into the trash & wash it daily.

The best sink drainer I've bought to date is a black flexible vinyl one. It looks nice & catches solids very well.

I also keep "haircatcher" drainers in the shower & tub. They work pretty well.
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Old 09-19-2019, 07:56 PM
 
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Can you use a colander and strain it over the sink? Let the liquid go down and dump the solids in the trash.
They make little sink strainers that fit right into the sink drain hole.
Been using them for years.
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Old 09-19-2019, 08:29 PM
 
Location: A Yankee in northeast TN
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They make little sink strainers that fit right into the sink drain hole.
Been using them for years.
Same here, and they're cheap to boot. I rinse mine after emptying them into the trash, and replace about once a year or so.
https://www.walmart.com/ip/4Pcs-Home...ainer/51505575
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Old 09-19-2019, 08:30 PM
 
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I would never flush food down the toilet.

Throw any juicy stuff out in the yard and put the rest in a bag in the garbage.
I place all my leftovers in our back acre for the various types of critters that live out there.

They love it
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Old 09-19-2019, 09:47 PM
 
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Get a dog.

Bingo!
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