Tuesday, November 03, 2020 - 1:30 PM

10 Things Not to Flush

stock photo of hand flushing a toilet

Only the 3Ps should be flushed – pee, poo and (toilet) paper.

Many products labelled ‘flushable’ do not break down in the waste treatment process. These items can cause clogs in your household plumbing, backups in sewer systems and maintenance and repair issues at wastewater treatment plants. These flushed items cost the City money in downtime and repairs.

Our top ten common unflushables:

  1. Flushable wipes (all kinds)
  2. Dental floss
  3. Food and fats
  4. Condoms
  5. Cigarette butts
  6. Cotton balls
  7. Feminine hygiene products
  8. Cotton swabs
  9. Tissues, napkins and paper towels
  10. Bandages