What Should Get Tossed, Not Flushed?

We recommend not flushing any of the following items down your toilet or drains to keep your septic tank system healthy and prevent expensive blockages:

The Toilet:

  • Feminine Hygiene Products
  • Condoms
  • Paper Towels
  • Diapers
  • Baby Wipes or Any “Flushable” Wipes
  • Dental Floss
  • Regular Cleaning Chemicals
  • Sponges
  • Q-Tips
  • Cotton Balls
  • Liquid or Tablet Medication
  • Cigarette Butts
  • Band-Aids
  • Cat Litter
  • Hair Clippings
  • Chewing Gum
  • Medications
  • Sand

Basically, anything that is not urine, faces and toilet paper shouldn’t be flushed. Even excess tissues can become problematic, so we recommend you flush as little of anything as possible.

The Kitchen:

  • Fibrous and Stringy Foods
  • Bones, Seeds or Pits
  • Coffee Grinds
  • Oils, Fats and Grease
  • Egg Shells
  • Beans, Rice and Pasta
  • Potato Peels
  • Non-Food Items
  • Thick (or thin) bleach
  • Regular Cleaning Chemicals (only use earth-friendly ones)

We recommend you use a plug hole strainer when draining your dish water and to use paper towel to wipe down excessively oily pots and pans before washing.

The Bathroom:

  • Hair
  • Medications
  • Thick (or thin) bleach
  • Regular Cleaning Chemicals (only use earth-friendly ones)
  • Regular soaps and shampoos (only use earth-friendly ones)