Dos and Don'ts

The dos and don'ts about food watse disposersThese eco-friendly tips and suggestions maximise the environmental performance of food waste disposers:


  • Don't pour oils and grease down the drain. They can clog and damage the sewer system. Instead, collect fats in a container and then throw the container into the dustbin.
  • Don't try to grind large amounts of food at one time. 


  • Use cold water when grinding food waste. Using hot water wastes energy.
  • Run water down the drain for several seconds after grinding is complete, to flush waste and keep debris from settling in the plumbing system.
  • Save and grind used lemons and other citrus fruit peels to freshen up and disinfect the disposer, naturally.

Things to consider...

  • Planning meals, then cooking only what is needed helps contain waste.
  • Saving and using leftovers helps to minimise waste.