Fats typically come from meat and dairy sources but can also come from plant sources, such as nut butters. It is usually in solid form at room temperatures and can be thrown directly into the trash.

Placing these foods in the garbage disposal only reduces the size of the food, not the likelihood of creating a clog. If you're not sure if something has fat in it, check the nutrition label.

Unclogging Strategy: Place fats directly in the trash can or another container to put in the trash can for proper disposal. Read the FAQs for more ideas.



  • Meat Trimmings
  • Uncooked Poultry Skin
  • Cheeses
  • Ice Cream
  • Peanut Butter
  • Butter