Garbage Disposal Do’s:
- Do run your garbage disposal regularly. Frequent use prevents rust and corrosion, assures that all parts stay moving and prevents obstructions from accumulating.
- Do grind food waste with a strong flow of cold water. Cold water will cause any grease or oils that may get into the unit to solidify, so that they can be chopped up before reaching the trap.
- Do grind peelings from citrus fruits such as lemons or oranges to freshen up drain smells.
Garbage Disposal Don’ts:
- Don’t put anything in the garbage disposal that is not biodegradable food.
Don’t pour grease, oil or fat into your garbage disposal or drain. Grease will slowly accumulate and impede your garbage disposal’s grinding ability as well as clog drains.
- Don’t grind extremely fibrous material like corn husks, celery stalks, onion skins, and artichokes. Fibers from these can tangle and jam the garbage disposal motor and block drains.
- Don’t turn off the motor until grinding is completed. Let water continue to run for at least 15 seconds, flushing out any remaining particles.
- Don’t put large amounts of food down the garbage disposal. Most food waste should be scraped into the trash for proper disposal.
Keeping Your Garbage Disposal Running Problem-Free
- Foods like pasta and rice expand when you add water and once inside your pipes or garbage disposal can be the cause of many jams and clogs.
- Ice is an extremely effective and inexpensive method for cleaning your garbage disposal, sharpening the blades and breaking up any grease build-up which has accumulated.
- Periodically, cut a lemon or orange in half and drop the halves into the disposal. The oils and juice from the fruits and peels naturally clean the walls inside the garbage disposal and create a fresh, long-lasting scent.
- For stubborn odors pour baking soda into the drain and let it set for several hours before running the water and garbage disposal.
- 90% of garbage disposals that appear not to be working just need to be reset. There is usually a red or black reset button on the garbage disposal motor underneath your sink. Just push to reset.
- If the garbage disposal is plugged into a wall outlet, ensure the outlet has power.
Trash Chute Do’s and Dont’s
- Put properly bagged trash in the trash chute and recyclables in the recycle container located on the lower level
- Place trash in a sturdy plastic bag (13-gallon size or smaller) and tie it closed to prevent it from opening mid-flight or once it reaches the bottom. All trash placed in chute must be bagged
- Do not place anything in the chute weighing more than 10 pounds.
- Do not place anything in the chute with a dimension greater than eighteen (18) inches.
- Do not put liquids in the trash chute. Please rinse out empty jars, cans, or bottles and take them to the recycle bins located in the basement.
- Pizza boxes are not to be placed in the trash chute. Please clean out, flatten and dispose of boxes in the recycling area in the basement.
- You are responsible for instructing your guests, cleaners, contractors or other workers on the proper use of the trash chute.
- Any resident who places overweight trash, oversized trash, trash that is not properly contained, or materials that do not belong in the trash chute will be charged a $100.00 fine or the cost of repairs and clean up; whichever is greater. Repeated violators may be subject to eviction.
- Please ask if you are not sure whether to recycle it or dispose of it.
Recycling at 400 Maynard
400 Maynard has a recycling center located on the lower level next to the elevators. Please take the time to become familiar with what materials are recycled and what materials are trash. It is your responsibility to bring your recyclable material to the recycle center on a regular basis.
Internet, water,sewage, trash/recycling, and gas are $25 per month per person living in the apartment.
Electric/gas is billed separately each month and can be paid at dteenergy.com
Lockout Policy at 400 Maynard
If you experience a lockout during office hours we will assist you at no charge. If you are locked out after business hours please contact at through our emergency number.
Smoke Free and Pet Free
Smoke-Free and Pet-Free
400 Maynard is a no smoking and no pets building. Please be sure that any guests understand our rules and do not smoke or bring pets with them when they visit you at 400 Maynard.Violation of the no smoking and no pets rules will result in a fine and can result in termination of your right to live at 400 Maynard.