DEC: Keep ‘flushable’ wipes and similar items out of the toilet

Jan 6, 2024


MONTPELIER, Vt. (WCAX) - Vermont’s Department of Environmental Conservation is reminding people to limit the types of items they flush down the toilet.

They say to avoid flushing tissues, diapers, cat litter, coffee grounds, and other items not friendly to septic systems. They say even products advertised as ‘flushable’ don’t break down, and might break your loo. Sewage backups and overflows cause pollution and cost money to fix.

The DEC says Vermonters should only flush human waste, soap, and toilet paper.

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