What to Flush

Be sewer smart! Knowing what to flush can save you from expensive sewer repairs. 

What to Flush

If it’s not human waste or toilet paper, don’t flush it! While toilet paper breaks down in water, other items like paper towels and wipes are designed to hold up. Garbage flushed down toilets and drains puts your pipes at risk for clogs, which could lead to sewer backups in your home, problems for the City’s sewer system, and even sewage overflows into local waters.

Remember to only flush the three p’s:

  • Pee
  • Poop
  • Toilet Paper 

What Not to Flush

  • Wipes of any kind (baby wipes, disinfectant wipes, makeup wipes, etc.)
  • Paper towels
  • Facial tissues
  • Napkins
  • Cotton balls
  • Disposable menstrual products
  • Diapers
  • Kitty litter
  • Rags or cloth
  • Dental floss
  • Goldfish
  • Medications
  • Fats, oils, and grease
  • Anything other than the 3 p’s!

What about"flushable" wipes?

Disposable wipes, including those labeled "flushable", do not degrade in our sewer system. All wipes belong in the garbage. 



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Only Flush Toilet Paper
What Not to Flush