We’ve got some news about the products you use daily: just because they’re labeled disposable doesn’t mean they’re flushable.
From cotton swabs to feminine products to wet wipes, many products labeled “flushable” belong in the trash. Otherwise, they can block our sewer system and cause backups that lead to costly cleanups and repairs.
The only thing that should be flushed down the toilet, besides human waste, is toilet paper!
The following products are commonly flushed down the toilet and wind up in our sewer system. But flushing these so-called “flushable” products can clog pipes, break pumps and cause sanitary sewer overflows — which lead to thousands of dollars in repairs:
• Cotton swabs
• Dental floss
• Cat litter
• Feminine hygiene products
• Paper towels
Here’s the full list of products you can flush:
• Toilet paper