What 2 Flush


Single-use wet wipes have gained popularity in recent years. Many of these products are marketed as flushable, but often times are not compatible with sewer systems and infrastructure. Other products are not intended to be flushed but end up being improperly disposed of in the toilet. Flushing these products presents an increasing problem for property owners, sewer systems, and ratepayers, since wipes often do not break down after being flushed. Wipes can catch on tree roots and accumulate with fats, oils and grease and become large obstructions in the pipes. Further down the line, they weave together and create giant rags which get stuck in pumps, collection systems, and motors, causing backups and equipment failures. This problem is experienced across the state, country, and worldwide as disposable wet wipe products become more widely available.

For more information please visit California Association of Sanitation Agencies



This is just a reminder to only flush the 3 P's: Pee, Poop and Paper.

During the Holiday Season please drain all turkey fat, and all oils into a can to cool and throw the can into your trash. Protecting the ocean and mitigating sewage spill risk requires all of us to do our part in discarding fats, oils, and grease properly.

List of items NOT to flush down your toilet:

  • Wipes
  • Rags
  • Dental Floss
  • Cotton swabs
  • Syringes
  • Aquarium gravel or Kitty litter
  • Rubber items such as latex gloves
  • Cigarette butts
  • Sanitary napkins / tampons
  • Hair
  • Disposable toilet brushes
  • Paper towels

List of items NOT to put down your Kitchen sink:

  • Fats, Oils, Grease (FOG)
  • Stickers from fruit and veggies

Never pour these down the drain:

  • Bug spray
  • House cleaning products
  • Fertilizer, fungicides & herbicides
  • Rat Poison
  • Weed killer
  • Antifreeze, motor oil & brake fluid
  • Gasoline & kerosene
  • Oil based paint & cleaners
  • Lighter fluid
  • Swimming pool chemicals

For more Household Hazardous Waste Disposal information visit:  https://www.sandiegocounty.gov/content/sdc/deh/waste/hhw.html

For more information check out the What 2 Flush website.