What Not To Flush

If you can throw it in the trash, don’t wash it down the drain or flush it down the toilet.

Metropolitan Council Environmental Services and cities around the region are battling a growing problem: people are putting materials like “flushable” wipes, feminine hygiene products, grease and oils, rags, and other materials into the sanitary sewer system. This stuff doesn't dissolve in water, and it causes expensive problems like clogged pipes and pumps, and sewer backups into homes. What we flush may also impact the environment.

Learn more about the problem and how to solve it: