PLUMBING Tips & Tricks
Not sure what to do with food waste? Find out if you can install a garbage disposal in a septic tank, how to use it correctly, and more. Get all the information you need while staying safe!
The short answer is yes though it is not recommended to use a disposal unit with a septic tank because it can cause problems with the septic tank system.
A garbage disposal is an electrical appliance for disposing of kitchen food waste, grinding it into small pieces and flushing it down the drain.
A septic system is a self-contained wastewater treatment system designed to treat, store and dispose of household sewage waste safely.
If you have a septic tank, it is important to be mindful of water usage, avoid using chemicals, and use the garbage disposal sparingly.
It is important to avoid putting any items in the garbage disposal that cannot be easily broken down and flushed out of a septic system.
Possibly, disposal units that are designed for septic systems are equipped with a special grinding capability that can break down food particles more efficiently.
There are several alternatives, like composting or using a worm bin for your food waste, or just a use a trash can.