Residential User

What to Flush

The toilet is only meant to flush the three P's - Pee, Poop and Paper. Human waste and toilet paper should be the only thing going down the toilet. We should avoid flushing substances or objects that could plug a line or cause backups, and additionally avoid sending large amounts of food waste through the disposal. Any of these things could create problems if they enter the sewer system. There are some items that might be labeled as flushable (wet wipes) or have similar properties to toilet paper (facial tissue) that should not be flushed. View the video below explaining why these shouldn’t be flushed

2018 BD Educational Brochure_Page_2 Opens in new windowEver wonder where it goes? Down the toilet or the drain isn't the end of the line. When you flush the water and unmentionables they go somewhere. That somewhere is the Blackfoot Wastewater Treatment Plant. Some things should never be flushed or sent down the drain because they cause problems with our ability to treat waste, or pass through into the environment. Do not use your toilet as a trash can!         

        Things that should never be flushed or drained include:           

  • Paints and Solvents
  • Gasoline or Combustible Fuels
  • Toxic Chemicals
  • Antifreeze
  • Medicines and Pharmaceuticals
  • Fats, Oils, and Greases
  • Baby Wipes, Cleaning Wipes, and Wet Wipes 
  • Needles and Razor Blades
  • Pesticides, Herbicides, and Fertilizers
  • Poisons including Rat/Mice Bait
  • Clothing or Cloth Rags