Cutting One's Nails

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Disposing of one's nail clippings

  1. When one cuts (or bites) one's nails, one must make sure that none of the clippings remain on the floor. It’s best to burn one's nail clippings. The next best option is to bury them. [1] Some poskim allow flushing one's nails down the toilet or washing them down the sink if one leaves the water running for a few minutes. [2]

References

  1. Mishna Brurah 260:6 quoting the gemara Moed Katan 18a.
  2. [www.thehalacha.com/attach/Volume4/Issue22.pdf Halachically Speaking (vol 4, issue 22)] quoting Rav Yisrael Belsky allows flushing one's nails down the sink. Halachically Speaking also extends this to washing the nails down the sink if one leaves the water running for a few minutes.