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Builders Balk at Plan to Limit Garbage Disposals

Posted March 5, 2008 4:43 p.m. EST

— Home builders want to wash Raleigh's plan to prohibit new garbage disposals right down the drain.

Tim Minton, executive vice president of the Home Builders Association of Raleigh and Wake County, said the ruling is unneccesary and won't yield the results that city council intended.

"People are going to pour grease down the sink whether they have a garbage disposal or not," Minton said. He pointed out that it is already against the law to put anything except human waste, water and toilet paper into the sewer system.