The City of Seattle, Washington is striking back against people who flush trash down the toilet with a catchy public outreach video called “Flushing Awesome.”
The City asks residents: “Want to protect the environment and keep our sewers working right? It’s simple!”
- Use a trash can instead of the toilet to dispose of used wipes, hygiene products and other items that don’t break down like toilet paper.
- Even if the label says “flushable”, wipes and other trash can build up in the sewer system and cause overflows that might damage property, hurt the environment, or make people sick.
- Human waste and toilet paper are the only things to flush. Everything else belongs in the trash can – not the toilet!
Learn more about the ‘Flushing Awesome’ campaign and watch the video here.