Education & Helpful Tips

Your kitchen sink

In the kitchen, your sink should be used to rinse and clean dishes and prepare for meals, like rinsing vegetables. Things like extra food – pasta noodles, large, bulky food scraps, and grease — fruit stickers (yes, those end up sticking to our wastewater infrastructure), etc. should be disposed of properly.

No wipes – why?

Disposable disinfectant wipes, baby wipes, and even “flushable” wipes cause serious problems in the sanitary sewer system. They simply do not break down easily (or at all) once they are flushed. Paper products other than toilet paper (e.g., paper towels) also do not break down once in the sewer line. No matter what the label says, don’t flush them, instead trash them. Other things to consider trashing:

  Rags and Paper Towels

  Disposable dusters and cleaning wipes


  Coffee grounds and egg shells (compost it!)

  Feminine hygiene products

  Dental floss


Disposing of Medicine