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Can you put coffee grounds in the garbage disposal?

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Although garbage disposals are designed to shred food waste to a consistency that easily passes through a kitchen's plumbing system, there are some food items that cause clogging and potential damage, including coffee grounds. Damage from ground coffee beans occurs when they get stuck in the disposal's trap.

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Can you put coffee grounds in the garbage disposal?
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The main risk associated with putting coffee beans in a garbage disposal is waste line damage, which typically happens in the trap on the waste discharge side of the disposal. Other items that similarly clog a waste line are egg shells, potato peels, banana peels and expandable foods such as pasta and rice.

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