Wipe Out Blocked Drains

Bathroom Main

Did you know?

The waste water drain which runs from your house to the public sewer is usually about 10 cm wide, which is less than the diameter of a DVD.

Flushing things like wipes and , sanitary towels which may contain plastic down the toilet can cause drains to block, flooding your home and your neighbours. 

It’s easy in the bathroom just follow our 3Ps rule and only flush Pee, Poo and toilet Paper.  

Everything else should go in the bin, not down your toilet - check out the bathroom checklist of ‘DO NOT FLUSH’ items below: 

  • any wipes (baby, facial, personal cleansing, surface cleaning) - even if the pack says ‘flushable’ 
  • sanitary items (sanitary towels, tampons, tampon applicators, panty liners, backing strips and wrappings) 
  • cotton wool, cotton buds, disposable nappies and nappy liners 
  • condoms, incontinence pads, colostomy bags, used bandages and contact lenses 
Bathroom Checklist

Keep a bin in the bathroom for you to quickly, safely and hygienically dispose of all the ‘DO NOT FLUSH’ personal items.
And when you are out and about, make sure you use the bins provided in public toilets.