Toilets are not trash cans!

Please flush only human waste and toilet paper down the toilet

Did you know that putting "flushable" baby and personal wipes down the toilet can clog sewage pumps and cause costly sewage spills? The City's Environmental Services Department wants to remind you to please flush only human waste and toilet paper down the toilet and put dental floss, feminine hygiene products, baby wipes, diapers and other solid waste into the trash can.

City of Arcata
PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT
October 25, 2013

Toilets Are Not Trash Cans!

Did you know that flushing wipes down the toilet can cause problems in the City's sewer system? Even wipes (such as sanitary wipes, household cleaning wipes, baby wipes, etc.) that are labeled "flushable" clog the sewer system, contributing to costly clean ups. 

The City of Arcata Environmental Services Department encourages everyone to flush only human waste and toilet paper down the toilet. Please throw wipes and similar items in the trash.

Remember, the bay and ocean are closer than you think. If you have any questions, please call the City of Arcata Environmental Services Department at (707) 822-8184.

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