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  Reply # 579624 10-Feb-2012 10:46
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Why not get a compost/worm farm?

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  Reply # 579630 10-Feb-2012 10:54
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joker97: our biggest rubbish is from disposable nappies.

Mate don't put nappies down the insinkerator!

Pipe wise, leaving your town/city property will be stormwater and sewerage, there are no 'grey water' pipes in the mix. 


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  Reply # 580594 12-Feb-2012 21:39
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The last place we rented before buying had an insinkerator in it and there was occasionally the odd brown drip under the unit. We mentioned it to the rental agents, but nothing came of it.

We moved into our new place a couple of years ago, under the sink there clearly was an insinkerator (power point etc) but it had been removed.

We used the one in our rented property fairly frequently, but now in our own place i just have a cheap compost bin out the back of the garage (well away from the house and neighbour's homes) where stuff gets chucked. We have an icecream container in the kitchen where the waste gets put. It is just the right size for us, as it gets full before it has time to rot and stink out the kitchen.

It is surprising how fast the stuff composts away!!

If i was you, i would remove the unit and spend $40 on a compost bin, no more worry or cost!

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  Reply # 580601 12-Feb-2012 21:57
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mattwnz:? I am a bit surprised the council allows them to used in a way, because it does create extra load on the sewage systems.

I pay about $60 a week in rates, and that doesn't include rubbish collection.? Like most taxes, I struggle to perceive good value for money from that.? I have absolutely no qualms with shoving as much through the waste disposal as I possibly can to keep the wheelie bin, paid for separately, available for more real rubbish.

I know how you feel regarding rates. The house I am in pays $4k per year in rates. I I still prefer to compost rather than use a insinkerrator. You can apparently put bones down it too which are compostable , but I don't think that does it any good.

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