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Do not dispose of the following items in your sinks or toilets:

  • Fat, oil and grease (FOG)
  • Disposable diapers, tampons, pads
  • Condoms
  • Medicines
  • Food waste
  • Cotton balls and Q-tips
  • Chemicals
  • Plastic items
  • Needles and syringes
  • Clothing and rags
  • Cement and building materials
  • Wood
  • Razor blades
  • Household and garden waste
  • Dead fish and pet waste

The only things okay to flush down the toilet are pee, poo and toilet paper. Anything else can lead to sewer back-ups in your homes and blockages in the wastewater system.

Wipes that claim to be ‘flushable’ aren’t. They keep their shape and strength and don’t breakdown in pipes like toilet paper. This applies to paper towel, facial tissue and napkins too.

Drop off prescription drugs and other medicine at your local pharmacy. Do not flush these as it can harm the environment.