Disposable Not Flushable

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Published on: September 13, 2013

The City of Brockville is urging us all: Please No Wipes in the Pipes!

Baby wipes, feminine hygiene products, cleansing cloths, cleaning and disinfectant wipes, as well as toilet bowl scrubbers and some heavy duty paper towels might be labeled as disposable or flushable but these items should not go down the drain or toilet. These products do not break down in the sewer system and can cause plugs in sewer pipes and pumps, resulting in sewer backups, costly cleanups and sewage plant equipment replacement which can result in rate increases.

What You Can Do To Help

  1. Do not flush objects down the toilet such as wipes, diapers, feminine hygiene products, or dental floss.
  2. Dispose of these items in your trash receptacle.
  3. Inform those who clean your house or business of the proper disposal methods for these items.
  4. Tell your friends and family too!

ONLY HUMAN WASTE AND TOILET PAPER SHOULD GO DOWN THE TOILET!

For more information contact the Water Pollution Control Centre at 613-342-8772 Ext 8305