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Flushing trash down the toilet or down the drain
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Flushing trash down the toilet or down the drain
Flushing trash down the toilet or down the drain

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Help us treat your wastewater: toilets and sinks are not trash cans!

Some of the things flushed down the toilet or down the drain can lead to blockages and breakage, and accelerated deterioration of the wastewater treatment system.

That's why it is prohibited to flush anything down the toilet or down the drain that could block or obstruct the sewer system, including:

Food waste

  • Table scraps: grease and bones

Solids

  • Wipes, even if the packaging says that they are biodegradable or safe for flushing (unlike toilet paper, wipes do not dissolve in water)
  • Tampons and sanitary pads
  • Condoms
  • Dental floss
  • Cotton swabs
  • Hair
  • Small animal carcasses

Household hazardous waste

  • Motor oil
  • Paint
  • Medication
  • Cleaning products

To find out how to dispose of your materials, visit this Web page or download the DTRITUS app.

About Gatineau

Recognized for its quality of life, Gatineau is a city of 285,000 inhabitants. It is located on the north shore of the Ottawa River, and extends east and west of the Gatineau River.

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