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Residential- What 2 Flush

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The TOILET is only meant to flush the 3 P's
1. Pee
2. Poo
                 3. Paper (Toilet)



Items that belong in the TRASH:

Pre-moistened wipes, paper towels, diapers, baby wipes & facial tissues- these are all very convenient product, but they belong in the trash can!  Not only can they cost you money to repair your plumbing, but they can damage expensive City equipment used to treat your wastewater.

Kitty Litter- (especially clay kitty litter) will sooner or later clog your pipes, even the ones that claim to be "flushable".  Far more problematic is Toxoplasmosis, a parasite found in cat waste that is harmful to aquatic life.  It's better to keep your cat waste pit pf wastewater and just put it in the trash.

Condoms, Tampon Applicators,  Dental Floss- these cause more problems than you'd imagine.  They don't biodegrade and can cause pipes to clog.

Hair- always seems to make its way past the plug.  Hair will catch and stick to other items and is very difficult to get out of piping once it gets in.  Keep hair from going into the pipes by using a fine drain screen to catch hair in your bathtub and shower and dispose of it properly in the trash.

Household Hazardous Waste Disposal:

Household hazardous materials- such as motor oil, pesticides, paint and solvents should never be poured down the drain.  All of these are highly toxic and will cause long term damage to the environment.  Dispose of these items at the City of Avondale's Residential Household Hazardous Waste Event.