Think Before You Flush

Think Before You Flush

Putting trash down the kitchen sink or any other drain in the house can cause pipes to clog, burst or backup. This can potentially lead to expensive, hazardous spills in your home, business, and even our streets, rivers and ocean.

Toilets are not Trash Cans

Only human waste (urine and feces) and toilet paper should ever be flushed down the toilet. These common items should always be kept out of the toilet:

  • Facial tissue (Kleenex)
  • Disposable diapers/baby wipes
  • Tampons and tampon applicators/ sanitary napkins /mini or maxi pads
  • Cotton balls and swabs
  • Hygiene wipes (even if it says flushable)
  • Condoms
  • Cleaning wipes of any kind
  • Bandages and bandage wrappings
  • Automotive fluids
  • Paint, solvents, sealants and thinners
  • Poisons and hazardous waste
  • Cat litter (even if it says flushable)
  • Unused medications (dispose at an approved prescription drug take-back event)