Are you sure you know what's safe to flush down the toilet and what's not?

It's not only a matter of keeping your pipes unclogged--which can be expensive to fix--but it's also a matter of pollution. To keep our water clean, and your pipes intact, never flush the following down the toilet, even if the product says it's flushable.

  • Wet wipes, even those labeled "flushable"
  • Cotton swabs
  • Dental floss
  • Feminine hygiene products
  • Paper towels
  • Unused medicines (use drop-off sites for proper disposal)
  • Cooking grease in small quantities (can be solidified and put in the garbage)

Simply put the above items in the trash.

Here's what's safe to flush down the toilet:

  • Bodily waste
  • Toilet paper

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