Can’t Flush This

Flushing items not intended to be conveyed by our sanitary sewer system could result in blockages or even back-ups in your home, business or neighborhood. Our sanitary sewer systems are not designed for anything other than standard toilet paper and human waste to be flushed. Other items, even those marked “flushable,” can clog up a sewer main or lateral before it naturally biodegrades. 

Help keep our water supply clean; dispose of your unused or expired medications responsibly and safely. For a list of collection sites, go to LSCares.org.

Before you flush, remember you can’t flush this:

  • Baby wipes
  • Diapers
  • Paper towels
  • Facial Tissue
  • "Flushable" wipes
  • Cleaning wipes
  • Cotton balls or swabs
  • Syringes
  • Candy or food wrappers
  • Clothing labels
  • Sponges
  • Toys
  • Any plastic item
  • Aquarium gravel
  • Kitty litter
  • Rubber or latex items
  • Cigarette butts
  • Feminine hygiene products
  • Hair
  • Underwear
  • Disposable toilet brushes
  • Medication
  • Bandages

For more information please visit this external source: Guide to What You Can and Can't Flush and Put Down the Drain.