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Old 09-18-2019, 10:56 AM
 
Location: equator
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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.
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Old 09-18-2019, 11:02 AM
 
Location: Boydton, VA
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I use it for food all the time, however I am on a sewer system, not a septic system.

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Old 09-18-2019, 11:04 AM
 
Location: North State (California)
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I don't have any liquid food waste,but if I didn't want to flush it, I would pour it into used jars or cans & put those in the trash.
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Old 09-18-2019, 12:35 PM
 
Location: Alexandria, VA
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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.
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Old 09-18-2019, 12:43 PM
 
Location: on the wind
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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.
I do this. There are fibrous vegetable remains I don't want building up in my plumbing or septic.
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Old 09-18-2019, 12:45 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.
Yes, this! It never would have dawned on me to put it in the toilet.
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Old 09-18-2019, 12:55 PM
 
Location: Floribama
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Sometimes if I have a little soggy cereal leftover I’ll flush it down the toilet, but I try not to do that often. Stuff like leftover tomato sauce I don’t worry about going down the sink drain because there’s not much to it anyways.
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Old 09-18-2019, 12:56 PM
 
Location: NC
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Get a dog.
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Old 09-18-2019, 01:04 PM
 
Location: Alexandria, VA
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I do this. There are fibrous vegetable remains I don't want building up in my plumbing or septic.
That's why they make trash cans!
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Old 09-18-2019, 01:34 PM
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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.
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