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Before you toss it in the toilet...


September 5, 2017

Wondering what to do with that baby wipe you just used to clean up the mess your pet made on the carpet?

City officials ask you not to throw it in the toilet.

Even though packaging for such products may say “flushable,” the contents probably won’t break down as toilet paper does and will cause clogs in the sewage treatment system that must be cleared – by people – up to 100 times a day.

The products listed below can cause clogs and sewer backups, which ultimately cost the public money. They can also clog your home’s pipes – before they ever get to the city waste...

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