Protect our water and sewage pipes by avoiding flushing or putting these items down the drain:
- "Flushable" wipes - these items, while marketed as flushable, are commonly the cause of major build up in sewage pipes - throw them in your trash bin instead
- Tampons, condoms and feminine hygiene products
- Cooking oil and grease residue - bag oil or place in a non-recyclable container then throw into the trash
- Fat trimmings
- Toilet cleaning pads - yes, even those "flushable" ones
- Paper towels
When placed down the drain, these items can wreak havoc on sewer lines and also cause sewage overflows in homes, businesses and local waterways.