Some wipes are labelled ‘flushable’ but there is actually no such thing as a flushable wipe. Flushed baby wipes, make-up wipes, cleaning wipes and personal hygiene wipes can cause blockages in your pipes and big problems for our sewerage system. A sewer blockage impacts the community, the environment and creates additional costs to clean up. We spend more than $100,000 a year clearing sewer blockages caused by non-flushable items.
Our sewers weren't designed for wet wipes because they don’t break down like toilet paper.
Remember to only flush the three Ps: Pee, Poo and toilet Paper.
Everything else should go in the rubbish bin.
We can all play a part in looking after our sewer network.
See our What should go down the loo? guide.
Other things that should never go down the toilet or drain:
• cotton buds
• dental floss
• cooking oil or fat
• food scraps
• sanitary products
• glass and plastic
• bandages and bandaids
• ice cream sticks
• ground coffee or tea leaves
• nail polish remover
• razor blades
• cigarette butts