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Do's: Boneless meat, pitless fruit, bits of food you scraped off dishes before/while washing

Don't's: Noodles, chicken skin, mashed potatoes, rice, banana skins, potato skins, avocado skins, fruit pits, bones. Teabags: the strings on the teabags have a tendency to wrap around parts of the unit and may in fact trap food, which might clog your disposal. It may also indirectly affect your dishwashers performance (if the two units share a connection).

There seems to be some controversy over whether or not eggshells can be put in the disposal, some people say you can, others say you can't. I think it's an "at your own risk" thing, because I do it and haven't had a problem, but I don't do it on a regular basis. I wouldn't want it to malfunction and wind up footing the bill for a busted disposal. since people have their own opinions, fyi, eggs shells do sharpen the blades of the disposal or just add the scraps into a compost bin and use next year on your plants.
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What cannot go into a garbage disposal?

No bones of any kind, no hard stuff like toothpicks, cocktail sticks etc.

Can you put lemons in a garbage disposal?

  Not whole ones, but if they are cut up, sure. Actually, the lemons because of their acidic nature, will get rid of any bad odors in the disposal and drains.

What not to put in garbage disposals?

It's easier to remember what you can put in. - Soft food waste, and veg peelings. ( NO bones of any kind, or any other solid. )

What can be put down a garbage disposal?

Only veg and fruit peelings and waste food . NO bones of any kind, no onion skins, nothing like cocktail sticks, toothpicks, or any other hard product. Any of these may jam it

What cannot go in the garbage disposal?

  I don't put bones in the disposal. That's not to say it can't be done, I just don't do it. The ONLY thing I've had trouble with is banana peels. Their fibrous nature pl

Can watermelon be put in a garbage disposal?

The mature seeds, and in some cases the rind, may be hard enough to  jam a disposal, but not as badly as bones or plastics. Otherwise,  watermelon is no problem.