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Don't Flush!: Common Cloggers

Common Cloggers

Whether your household waste water goes to the local sewage treatment plant or a septic system, here are a few things that should NEVER be flushed down the toilet or poured down the drain:

Common Cloggers:

These items can clog pipes and cause sewage backups.

  • Disposable diapers
  • Feminine hygiene products
  • Grease
  • Hair
  • Coffee Grounds
  • Hot Wax
  • Paper products
  • Toothpaste
  • Food particles
  • Oil (cooking)
  • Dirt
  • Soap
  • Mineral build-up from hard water

Household Hazardous Wastes:

Unless the treatment system is designed to handle these wastes, they can interfere with the treatment process and result in the release of pollutants into the environment.

  • Gasoline
  • Oil (motor)
  • Antifreeze
  • Pesticides
  • Fertilizers
  • Paint

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