Never Flush These Items

Never flush the following items (or put them down the garbage disposal or drain).

Please always toss these items in your trash.

  • Wipes labeled as “flushable”

  • Baby/facial/cleaning wipes

  • Feminine hygiene products

  • Medication

  • Hair

  • Dental floss

  • Cotton swabs/cotton balls

  • Bandages

  • Rags and towels

  • Rubber or latex items

  • Fat, cooking oil, grease

  • Clothing labels

  • Syringes

  • Cigarette butts

  • Disposable toilet brushes

  • Kitty litter

  • Aquarium gravel

  • Plastic items

  • Diapers

  • Produce stickers or labels

  • Paper towels

  • Facial tissues

  • Candy or food wrappers

  • Gum or candy

Don’t Trust the Label

Some paper products and wipes are advertised as “flushable,” but they are not flushable. Sure, they will flush down, but they will not flush out.

Products other than toilet paper do not decompose. These products get caught and cause blockages in sewer collection lines, lift stations, and wastewater treatment plant screens and filters. Blockages and obstructions cost time and money to clear and repair.