What NOT To Flush

"Flushable" wipes do not breakdown in the sewer system like toilet paper. They are the main cause of clogs in all parts of the sewer system and wastewater treatment facility. Toilet paper is the only thing designed to breakdown in water so it doesn't cause clogs.

A toilet is not a trash can. The only things that should go in a toilet are what your body produces and toilet paper.

Other things commonly flushed that should never go in a toilet:

  • Tampons
  • Sanitary napkins
  • Cleaning wipes
  • Paper towels or napkins
  • Facial tissues
  • Cotton balls or swabs
  • Diapers
  • Condoms
  • Dental floss
  • Fats, oil and grease
  • Medicine
  • Wash cloths, towels or rags (anything cloth)


This is a clogged pump from a City of Florence sewage lift station, and an all too common result of "flushable" wipes (and other things):

Clogged Sewer Lift Station Pump

Phone Number:
(843) 665 - 3236
1440 McCurdy Road Florence, SC 29506