Toilets are not trashcans

Flushable? Think again…

graphicLexington’s sanitary sewer system is designed to transport water, toilet paper and human waste to a wastewater treatment plant. Throwing away trash and other items in your toilet can result in clogged pipes and sanitary sewer overflows into yards, streets and streams.

Trash and other debris in the sewer pipes create a costly problem for our city, businesses and homeowners.

Items that belong in the trash and NOT in the toilet

“Flushable” wipes and cleaning supplies

  • Facial and personal wipes (even if marked flushable)
  • “Flushable” wipes [link to webpage]
  • Disposable Cleaning wipes
  • Disposable mop heads
  • Baby wipes
  • Disposable Diapers
  • Personal Hygiene products (tampons and pads)
  • Condoms
  • Paper towels
  • Napkins

Kitchen waste

  • Fats, Oils and Grease
  • Eggshells
  • Coffee Grounds
  • Nutshells

Medications and sharps

  • Expired or unused medications  -- Save for Med Toss event
  • Over the counter drugs  -- Save for Med Toss event
  • Vitamins or Supplements  -- Save for Med Toss event
  • Bandages and band-aids -- Put in a coffee can, secure the can shut, and then dispose of the can with your household trash.
  • Needles or syringes  -- Put in a coffee can, secure the can shut, and then dispose of the can with your household trash.