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Old Yesterday, 12:17 AM
 
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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.
that's a good idea, so practical yet I never thought of it. lol thank you
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Old Yesterday, 06:35 AM
 
Location: SW Florida
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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.
We have a septic tank. And a garbage disposal we don't use much due to the inadvisability of doing so with the septic tank.

With liquid waste, unless it's obvious there is little or no oil or grease floating on top, in which case it could go down the kitchen sink drains, we put liquid into a plastic bag, close it and put it in the garbage.

This is to minimize the amount of grease that gets into the septic tank. Every little bit you dump down the sink, accumulates in the septic tank over time. And flushing it down the toilet gets it to the same place it goes when you pour it down the sink, so we don't do that either.
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Old Today, 07:58 PM
 
Location: FL
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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.
That is what I did when I had a septic tank.
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Old Today, 08:37 PM
 
Location: Rochester, WA
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Most leftovers can go out to our dogs, chickens goats and/or pig... depending.
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