Is it better to pour coffee grounds down the toilet than down the sink?

Is it better to pour coffee grounds down the toilet than down the sink?

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  1. Neither ,Disposal of any thing besides human waste and minimal toilet paper is not approved by any Waste Water system authority. When throwing food waste down your sewer service line you are risking service and main line blockages. Also using garbage disposals excessively may cause blockages , scrape and clear as much food into a trash can before rinsing in sink and placing in dishwasher.That goes especially for coffee grounds.

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  2. I would strain them and put them around the plants outside.
    This would avoid the potential problems of staining the toilet or blocking the kitchen sink.

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  3. The coffee grounds will clog the sink siphon (S-trap, P-trap, or whatever you call it), which will make your life miserable… It’s not that difficult to clean it, open it, or pour some drain cleaner in it, by why get the sink clogged, when there are other options?
    Down the toilet is an option, but… there are drawbacks to this, it gets the toilet bowl dirty, even if flushing it while disposing of the coffee grounds. It’s not doing a good job on a septic tank, if city sewers isn’t an option.
    Dumping the coffee residues in the garbage is a good option, using the residues for the flower garden, or pots is another option.
    16 Creative Uses for Used Coffee Grounds

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  4. Q: Is it better to pour coffee grounds down the toilet than down the sink?
    A: They both connect to the same pipe before exiting the house, but the trash is the better place to dispose of them.

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  5. It’s less likely to clog as it’s a 4” rather than a 2” drain,but it’s better to add them to the compost pile or put them in the trash

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  6. Non of above coffee trounce are not desolve and decay very slow, use it in your garden or add to your plants as a fertilizer or dispose it into your dust bean.

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  7. Actually,a plumber will tell you not to do either one!! Personally I would suggest: sprinkling of them on your Rose’s, fruit trees, they will growing like crazy. Put in bottom of the dumpster to get rid of the small. 🐜 Hill’s, mole Hill’s they will leave quick. And save in a glass jar for a bit and add a little H2O & makes good dye for material.(putting a steel wool and vinegar in place of the water and let sit 2 weeks- makes a light natural wood stain)

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  8. Don’t do either!!! Unless you wanna visit with an expensive bill from your plumber. Put the coffee grounds in the trash or better yet put them in your plants or in the grass in your yard.

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  9. Neither.. throw them in the trash can,, Any thing you put down a drain adds to the build up in the pipes which will eventually lead to a clogged drain…

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  10. Yes. The toilet provides quite a bit more water volume and pressure to flush and this is into a larger drain pipe than where the sink drains into. The problem utilizing the sink is just the opposite: insufficient water volume and pressure down a narrower drain pipe which makes clogs much easier. Another safer option is to simply dispose of coffee grounds into the trash, or around certain flower beds.

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  11. Well over 50 years ago I heard my plumber uncle say that he’d had to unclog many sinks blocked with tea leaves but never coffee grounds*. I was about 10 at the time and took those words as gospel and later with a house of my own have been pouring coffee grounds down the sink for 35 years with no problems whatsoever.
    *But in late 50s or early 60s England how many people actually drank coffee? Particularly in the working class lower middle class areas my uncle covered? This only occurred to me this year on the 50th anniversary of my much missed uncle’s death.

    Victor Allen’s

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