It's A Toilet, Not A Trash Can (What not to flush)

Some things just don't belong in the toilet. 

Toilets are only meant for one activity, and you know what we are talking about. When the wrong thing is flushed, results can include costly backups on your own property or problems in our sanitary sewer system and lift stations. That is why it is so important to treat toilets properly and flush only your personal contributions and 2 ply toilet paper to the local water reclamation facility. 

Don't rush to flush any items like:

  • Baby wipes and diapers
  • Rags and towels
  • Cotton swabs
  • Syringes
  • Candy and other food wrappers
  • Clothing labels
  • Cleaning sponges
  • Toys
  • Plastic items of any description
  • Aquarium gravel or kitty litter
  • Rubber items such as latex gloves
  • Cigarette butts
  • Sanitary napkins
  • Hair
  • Underwear
  • Disposable toilet brushes

But the product is labeled 'Flushable'.

The problem with products labeled 'flushable' is that they do not disperse or break apart after being flushed. While it might actually flush, it does not break down once it is in our sanitary sewer system. As these nondispersables accumulate in the sewer pipe, they hinder the flow and eventually cause blockages that can lead to sanitary sewer backups or overflows. These backups are harmful the environment and costly for homeowners and utilities.