Wastewater Reclamation Division
Things that should never enter into the sewer system
Even when the packaging says flushable, they do not break down in the sewer system and wind up entangled in bar screens and pumps at the wastewater plant. All must be mechanically removed. Many residential blockages are caused by a buildup of wipes.
Engine oil, antifreeze, transmission oil, brake oil. All these products should be disposed of at the convenience center on LaVelle Rd. Not down a sewer drain!!
Disposable Toilet Bowl Scrubbers
Although convenient they also do not break down in the sewer system. The way they look when flushed is how they look when they arrive at the Wastewater Reclamation Facility (WRF). If they make it that far.
In the past, it was common practice to flush old and unused medications down the toilet. Some meds cannot be removed through the Waste Water treatment process. They eventually end up in the water table. All old and or unused medications should be disposed of @ Department of public safety for any pill form medications and all other medications like inhalers or injectables would go to the health office.
Feminine hygiene products are not supposed to be flushed down the toilet. Again, they do not break down and end up entangled in plant machinery.
Other Items Include
Dental floss, Q-tips, cotton balls, paper towels/tissues, diapers, masks, gloves, cigarette butts, Hypodermic needles, Paints of all types, thinners, and spirits.