Wastewater treatment equipment is designed for toilet paper and human waste. Items like fats, oils, greases, feminine hygiene products and wipes of any kind should never be flushed down the toilet or poured down a drain. These items cause equipment to fail, pose a health and safety risk and can even put your home at risk of a sewage back-ups.

When people flush or pour non-human waste items down the drain, there are three main problems that occur.


Most items not intended for the sanitary sewer may cause a blockage of the sewer, most likely in your own plumbing, simply due to size, mass, or the inability to break down.


Many non-human waste liquids and chemicals may have serious environmental impacts on our lakes and streams. This is because the treatment process is not designed for them.


Flushing items other than toilet paper and human waste causes wastewater treatment equipment to fail, posing a health and safety risk.