STOP, Don't Flush That/Wipes Clog Pipes


Please remember, when using disinfectant wipes, antibacterial wipes, Clorox wipes, etc., throw them away in the trashcan, and don't flush them down your toilet.  If anything other than toilet paper is flushed, it clogs the sewer pipes which causes overflows into our waterways and backups of sewage into your home.  

You should never use your toilet as a trash can. The list below gives some examples of items that when flushed can clog toilets causing backups into your home and damages to our wastewater treatment facilities.  It also causes expensive cleanups, an increase in water bills, and raw sewage overflows that harm marine animals, and create toxic environmental issues.


Cleaning wipes, antibacterial wipes

Baby wipes and diapers

"Flushable" wipes - no wipes of any kind should be flushed

Rags and towels, Swiffer cloths

Cotton swabs


Candy and other food wrappers

Clothing labels

Cleaning sponges


Plastic items of any description

Aquarium gravel or kitty litter

Rubber items such as latex gloves

Cigarette butts

Sanitary napkins



Disposable toilet brushes