Did you know? CRD Environmental Services is asking citizens to be aware of the types of items we should not be flushing down our toilets as they can clog drains and/or cause harm to our marine environments. These include:
* Wipes and other “flushable” products – disposable wipes (baby wipes, disinfecting wipes, personal wipes) and other items marketed as “flushable” are not actually meant to be flushed.
• Stringy things and plastic – the stringy things you find in the bathroom, like hair and dental floss, can tie together other unflushable waste in the sewer system, creating a big mess. Plastic items like condoms, contact lenses and tampon applicators should go in the garbage, not the toilet.
• Medication – if you flush expired or unwanted medication it can have a negative impact on the marine environment. Medications should be returned to a pharmacy for proper disposal.
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