Can the Wipes

closeup of a hand about to throw a used wet wipe to the trash bin rather than into the toilet.

Many household cleaning products are labeled and marketed as “disposable” but should not be flushed down the toilet. These include:

  • Moist wipes
  • Disinfecting wipes
  • Baby wipes
  • Facial tissues
  • Mop refills
  • Paper towels
  • Towelettes

These products don’t dissolve, which can clog pipes and cause expensive — and time consuming — repairs for homeowners. These products also clog public sewer pipes and pump station equipment, leading to sewer backups.