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Posted on: March 23, 2020

Solid Waste Services Reminds Residents Ways to Properly Dispose Household Waste

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Sewers back up when sewage collection lines get clogged by items flushed down toilets and drains. In addition to the costly repairs, sewer back-ups are messy, foul-smelling and pose a serious public health threat. Items that can clog sewage lines include:

  • Disposable diapers and baby wipes; facial wipes; rags; cleaning or polishing wipes, kitty litter, paper towels; wipes and feminine hygiene products.
  • Cooking oil and grease, bacon grease, meat fats, food scraps, shortening, lard, butter, margarine, gravy and other food products such as mayonnaise, salad dressings and sour cream.
  • Any solid waste that does not naturally break down, including garbage, plastic bags and cigarette butts.

Solid Waste Services reminds residents never flush these items down the toilet, but should toss them into the trash. 

For more information, visit Household Waste: Fats, Rags, Oil and Grease.

Learn How to Defend Your Drains


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