Discharge into the sewer system

This is how we can avoid overloading the sewer system.

Not down the toilet or down the drain!

Sewer systems and wastewater treatment plants are designed to receive and treat mainly fecal matter and wastewater from kitchens, bathrooms and laundry rooms...but not the following.

Do not flush any of the following down the toilet or the drain

Food waste

  • Table scraps: grease and bones


  • Wipes
  • Sanitary napkins
  • Cotton swabs
  • Hair
  • Small animal carcasses

Household hazardous waste

  • Motor oil
  • Paint
  • Medication
  • Cleaning products

Consult the Info D-TRI-TUS search engine to find out how to dispose of the above materials.

By-law 406-2007 concerns discharge into sewers. For additional information, check out the pamphlet on sewer use.

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