"Flushable" Wipes

Flushable wipes are typically made with synthetic materials, plastics or polyester, that won’t break down. So even if they flush down your toilet, they end up clogging our sewers. This poses hazardous risks to our wastewater infrastructure.

Don’t flush trash

Wipes, paper towels, and other "unflushables" can create a sewer backup in your home. Flush only toilet paper and protect your home, the sewer system, and the environment.  Use a trash can instead of the toilet to dispose of used wipes, hygiene products and other items that don’t break down like toilet paper. Even if the label says “flushable”, wipes and other trash can build up in the sewer system and cause overflows that might damage property, hurt the environment, or make people sick.

Place the following in the trash after use:

Baby wipesFlushable wipesCloth towelsPaper Towels
Disinfecting WipesRagsFacial TissuesFeminine hygiene products
Wet wipesDisposable wipesMake-up wipesTowelettes