What Not to Flush Down Your Toilet

To avoid clogs and other plumbing problems, here are seven things you should never flush down your toilet.

Baby wipes and other personal hygiene products

Unlike toilet paper, baby wipes and other personal hygiene products do not break down easily and can cause clogs in your plumbing system.

Feminine hygiene products

Tampons, pads, and other feminine hygiene products can also cause clogs and should not be flushed down the toilet.

Cotton balls and swabs

Cotton balls and swabs can become caught in your plumbing and cause blockages.


Flushing medications can contaminate the water supply and harm wildlife. Instead, dispose of medications properly by following the instructions on the packaging or taking them to a drug take-back program.

Cat litter

Cat litter can clog your plumbing and harm your septic system. It should always be disposed of in the trash.

Grease, fats, and oils

Pouring grease, fats, and oils down the drain can cause clogs and damage your plumbing system. Instead, let them cool and solidify, then dispose of them in the trash.


Hair can become tangled and cause blockages in your plumbing system.

In general, only human waste and toilet paper should be flushed down the toilet. Everything else should be disposed of in the trash or through other appropriate methods.

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