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Keep these things out of building toilets & drains

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This article provides a printer-friendly list of things that should not be flushed down toilets nor down other drains.

Keep these materials and substances out of your sewer lines, toilets, other fixture drains in order to avoid costly clogged sewer piping or to avoid damaging the septic tank or absorption fields.



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SAVE THE SEPTIC SYSTEM
- DO NOT FLUSH - THESE ITEMS DOWN THE TOILET -
see TOILETS, DON'T FLUSH LIST for details

To print directly from a downloadable PDF format see  SAVE THE SEPTIC SYSETEM [PDF]

WHEN?

Cat Litter, Kitty Litter Never
Chemicals - Ammonia, Bleach, Detergents (excess), Drain Cleaners (excess), Epsom Salts  Never
Cigarettes, cigarette butts, cigarette filters Better Not
Clothes dryer sheets Never
Coffee grounds Never
Cooking Oil Better Not
Cotton Swabs, Dental Floss Better Not
Diapers, baby-wipes Never
Disposable wipes, wet wipes, baby wipes ( it appears that only a very small percent of these products break down as needed to avoid damage) Never
Dirt Never
Drugs, Antibiotics, Prescription Medicines Never
Fats, Oil, Grease Better Not
Food Scraps, Ground Food Better Not
Hair Better Not
Latex: condoms, gloves, similar products Better Not
Laundry Detergent - excessive Better Not
Liquor, Whiskey Better Not
Motor oil Never
Panty Liners Never
Paper Towels Never
Pesticides Never
Photo Chemicals Better Not
Plastic bags Never
Sanitary napkins Never
Swimming pool chemicals Never
Tampons Better Not
Trash, Toys & Scrap Never
Washing Machine Lint Better Not
Water in large quantities  Never

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