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Stop blockages: what shouldn't go down the loo?

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Source: SouthWestWater

Don’t be a loo-natic…

Here in Wakefield, there’s a dedicated team of people who love your loo! They look after this very important network called the Community Wastewater Management System that sends what you flush or wash down the drain to our treatment plants.

But lately they’ve had to deal with a lot of crap. More and more people just use their toilet like a bin and flush all the wrong things down it, like - condoms, tampons, wet wipes, nappies, paper towels, cotton buds and even undies. (Yes! Undies and knickers!?!)

Never ever flush a wet wipe even if it says ‘flushable wipes’ on the pack because these account for monster blockages that back-up our system and can cause overflows into our environment – or even in your backyard! And that just stinks!

So just remember that the three P’s: ‘paper, pee and poo’ - are only things that belong in your loo.

Everything else can go in the bin or, if you can, swap it for a reusable, waste-free option.

So come on Wakefield, everybody has to do there bit for the environment. Will you?

Don’t block up the loo with these!

  • Wet wipes (even if they say ‘flushable’)
  • Tampons and sanitary pads
  • Condoms
  • Trade waste – oil, grease, paint
  • Cotton buds
  • Food scraps
  • Paper towel
  • Nappies
  • Needles
  • Medication
  • Plastics and food stickers