What to Not Flush

The toilet is only meant to flush the three P’s—pee, poop and (toilet) paper. Human waste and toilet paper should be the only thing going down the toilet. Unfortunately, over the years, people have turned the toilet into a trash can. From medications and sanitary products to deceased pet fish and cigarette butts, if it fits, people flush it. 

Flushing these types of items down the toilet causes home, apartment, and business pipes to clog, wastes water (up to 5 gallons of water every time you flush) and most importantly can have a huge impact on our sewers and not to mention Lake Superior. Some materials and dissolved particles can go right through the wastewater treatment facility and enter the Superior bay. Please dispose of items properly. 

Click here for a downloadable list of items that should never be flushed down a toilet