Peninsula gives residents tips on how to keep drains clean and your garbage disposal running smoothly during Thanksgiving.

Peninsula gives residents tips on how to keep drains clean and your garbage disposal running smoothly during Thanksgiving.

Some of the things you should never put down your garbage disposal:

- Potato skins

- Large animal bones (beef and ham)

- Banana peels

- Onion skins

- Stringy vegetables like asparagus and celery

- Glass, plastic, metal, or paper

Some of the things you should put down your garbage disposal:

- Vegetable ends

- Soft food matter

- Certain hard materials, including chicken and fish bones and eggshells, small fruit pits, etc.

- Citrus peels (for freshness)

- Ice cubes (to clean the garbage disposal out every now and then)

- A little dish washing soap (helps freshen the smell)

For more information: penoil.com.