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Old 12 March 2011, 05:53 PM
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Comment: I have heard that coffee grounds are good for a garbage disposal
as they freshen and sharpen the blades of the disposal. Is this true?
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Old 12 March 2011, 06:09 PM
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They just clog ours. I put ice and citrus in the disposal sometimes to freshen it up, but have never had a problem with the sharpness of the blades. However, a quick google search advised just that (ice and citrus) to sharpen the blades as well:
http://www.ehow.com/how_4529424_shar...al-blades.html
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Old 12 March 2011, 07:06 PM
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I wouldn't put them in the garbage disposal, but they're great on compost piles.
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I used to put them in the garbage disposal until I saw a PSA from the local utility saying not to. They didn't say why, but I would assume they must be bad for the sewer pipes or something. I've got a compost pile now anyway, so that's where they go now.
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Old 14 March 2011, 06:24 PM
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I used to put them in the garbage disposal until I saw a PSA from the local utility saying not to. They didn't say why, but I would assume they must be bad for the sewer pipes or something. I've got a compost pile now anyway, so that's where they go now.
Its because the only think worse than aligators in the sewer is aligators jazzed up on cafeine in the sewer.
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I'm pretty sure coffee grounds are not good for plumbing because of the oil they contain.

Good one, Beach!
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