Toilets are not designed to handle the disposal of garbage. Unsuitable items are commonly found in clogged pipes and broken pumps throughout Niagara sewer systems.
We are partnering with the Region of Niagara to bring you more information on what flushing inappropriate items costs all of us! Protect our pipes.
The following items should never be flushed down your toilet:
- Paper towel
- Rags and disposable wipes
- Dental floss
- Baby diapers and wipes
- Sanitary pads
- Tampons and applicators
- Fats, oils & greases
- Cotton swabs
- Cigarette butts
- Any item that can otherwise be recycled, composted or placed in the garbage.
What if it says “flushable” right on the package?
The only two materials that are acceptable to be flushed down a toilet are human waste and toilet paper. Even products labelled “flushable” may not break down at the wastewater treatment plant. How much did the practice of having to remove flushable wipes cost the Niagara taxpayer last year? Watch the VIDEO.
If you’re unsure how to dispose of an item, visit our partners at the Region of Niagara they have a list!
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