Whether you flush it down the toilet, grind it in the garbage disposal or pour it down the sink, shower, or bath, what does down the drain can have a major impact on how well your septic system works. If you have a septic system, you should not use a garbage disposal. Visit epa.gov/septicsmart to learn more and get SepticSmart.
Eliminate or limit the use of a garbage disposal.
Properly dispose of coffee grounds and food
Put grease in a container to harden before discarding in the trash
Pour cooking grease or oil down the sink or toilet.
Rinse coffee grounds into the sink.
Pour household chemicals down the sink or flush them.