This information is provided courtesy of the Colorado Special Districts Property and Liability Pool.Find more information online at coveryourflush.com.
Here is a list of things you should avoid washing down your drain, sink, or toilet. Everything here has reportedly been found in municipal sewer systems at one point or another!
|Acid||Cosmetics||Identification Cards||Remote Controls|
|Air Fresheners||Cotton Balls||Insects||Rice|
|Automobile Fluids||Cotton Swabs||Jewelry||Rocks|
|Automobile Parts||Condoms||Keys||Rubber Bands & Balloons|
|Bacon Grease||Cooked Meat Drippings||Kitchen Grease||Salad Dressing|
|Baked Goods||Cooking Oil||Lard||Sanitary Pads|
|Bandages||Diapers||Lawn Mower Engines||Shoes|
|Barbecue Sauce||Diseased Pets||Light Bulbs||Solvents|
|Batteries||Dental Appliances||Mayonnaise||Sour Cream|
|Body parts||Dental Floss||Metal Objects||Small Appliances|
|Bras||Eyeglasses||Oatmeal and Porridge||Styrofoam|
|Bread Dough||Facial Tissue||Over the Counter||Syringes|
|Building Supplies||Fat, Oil, or Grease||Drugs||Tampons & Applicators|
|Cake Frosting||Fireworks||Paint Thinner||Tools|
|Cell Phones||Food Solids||Perfume and Bottles||Toys|
|Cigarettes and Butts||Glue||Photographs||Vegetables|
|Coffee Filters||Hair and Fur||Powders|
|Coffee Grounds||Hair Brushes||Prescription Drugs|
|Coals and Ash||Hunting Decoys||Rags|
Always use your best judgment when washing things down a drain. Avoid flushing fatty, oily, greasy or sticky substances that might clog your service line. Consult your insurance, plumbing, and sanitation utility professionals for additional information. Just because it’s not on this list doesn’t mean you should flush it! Biodegradable’ products don’t degrade fast enough for you to flush! They should go in the garbage and will degrade at the landfill. Use boiling water or dish detergents like Dawn® to help degrease your pipes and prevent blockages from forming. Don’t buy the hype! ‘Disposable’ tampons and personal wipes should not be flushed! They are prime culprits in large blockages..