Personal Hygiene Products

personal hygiene products

Many items we use on a daily basis — such as personal hygiene products — cannot go down our drains. By flushing these materials, you can cause damage to the sewer system, and may potentially cause sewer backups in your home. Most of these items should go into the garbage, but a few should be sent to a special drop-off location where they can be properly disposed of—please check within your municipality for specific information.

I don’t flush…

  • Personal care wipes/baby wipes (please see video)
  • Tampons, sanitary pads
  • Diapers
  • Condoms
  • Cosmetics
  • Cotton swabs
  • Dental floss
  • Facial tissue
  • Hair dye
  • Hydrogen peroxide
  • Isopropyl alcohol
  • Nail polish and remover
  • Perfume and cologne
  • Waxes