Garbage disposal and dishwasher
Do I have to have a garbage disposal if I have a dishwasher?
We have a garbage disposal now and we think it has died finally. I really hate having one and it backs up all the time. I am not sure how old it is, it came with the house.
Anyways, I would prefer not to have one. Can we just have the dishwasher drain into the kitchen pipes without having a garbage disposal?
We are on the city sewer system so we do not have a septic tank to worry about.
Does not having a garbage disposal increase potential pipe problems (build-up in sewer pipe?). I would not put food down the sink, however sometimes this just happens. I assume these bits would eventually just be washed away into the sewer system.