What CAN'T go down the toilet and sinks

Your recycled water system is sensitive. What you put down the toilet, bathroom sink, laundry sink and kitchen sink affects the recycling process and can impact on our high standard of recycled water. Make sure you keep your sinks as healthy as possible.

Tampons, sanitary pads, nappies, baby wipes and condoms should not be flushed down the toilet. They simply block the pipes and you will be responsible for fixing the blockage.

These items are unacceptable to any sewage system. If you are in doubt about what can or can't go down the toilet check with the manufacturer. For example Huggies recommend responsible disposal of nappies and baby wipes, not flushing them down the toilet.

If there is a blockage as a result of these items, you will need to pay for it to be fixed.

We have already mentioned:

  • sanitary pads
  • tampons
  • condoms
  • nappies
  • baby wipes

Please also avoid putting the following down your sink:

  • oils including cooking oil
  • milk
  • food solids
  • Degreasing solvents, paints (water soluble or oil based)
  • pesticides
  • medicines
  • grease
  • Any chemical other than standard cleaning or laundry products, including toxic, caustic, acidic or poisonous substances
  • Glass, metal, wood, rocks, seafood shells, kitty litter
  • Cloth or synthetic material, nappies, socks, pantyhose, clothes, plastic objects
  • Explosive or flammable material including hydrocarbon fuels, paint thinner or anti-freeze
  • Hair clippings

If you have other items not listed on our website, please contact us, and we can determine if its safe to dispose of or not.

Sink waste traps are easily installed in the kitchen and bathroom to help filter out inappropriate items.

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