Every day thousands of wet wipes, cotton buds, sanitary products and other unsuitable items are flushed down toilets instead of being put in the bin. This causes blockages in our homes which may cause waste to flow back and flood homes and gardens.
What not to flush down the toilet?
Cotton buds, baby wipes, facial wipes, cleansing pads, medicines, toilet roll tubes, plasters, nappies or sanitary products.
- Have a bin in the bathroom so nobody’s tempted to flush litter
- Only Flush the 3 Ps – Pee, Poo and Paper
- Flush products that claim they are “flushable” as they may not dissolve
- Put anything down the toilet that belongs in the bin