8 Things You Should Never Flush Down the Toilet


Wet Wipes: Despite being labeled as "flushable," wet wipes can clog pipes and harm sewage systems.

Paper Towels: Paper towels are thicker than toilet paper and can lead to blockages.

Feminine Hygiene Products: Tampons and pads should be disposed of in the trash, not the toilet.

Dental Floss: Non-biodegradable floss can tangle in pipes and create obstructions.

Cotton Balls: Like floss, cotton balls don't disintegrate easily, causing plumbing issues.

Medication: Flushing medication can contaminate water systems; use a take-back program instead.

Condoms: Latex condoms don't break down, and they can clog pipes and sewage systems.

Hair: Excess hair can accumulate and block drains; use a filter if necessary.