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Waste in its proper place 

Not down the sink, not down the toilet. Here's where the waste should go for proper disposal to protect our sewers, our environment and our homes.


Personal products Sanitary products, nappies, wet wipes, cotton buds, dental floss... they should all go in the bin.
Food waste, cooking fats, oils + grease These should be left to cool and disposed of in the bin. Put used fats and oils into a sealable container and dispose of it with your household rubbish. You may also wish to contact your local authority, who will be able to advise you about the specific recycling facilities available in your area.
Chemicals, solvents, engine oil and paint Specific advice must be sought on the disposal of chemicals, solvents and paints from your local waste disposal authority. Engine oil can be disposed of, for recycling, at most local authority refuse sites.
Tablets + medicines These should be taken to the pharmacist for safe disposal.

Remember: only toilet tissue and water should be flushed down the toilet with human waste.

> What NOT to flush

> SNAP home


Best practice

Understanding 'flushable' products
Water industry position paper

SNAP test for flushability
Does your product comply?

Bag It & Bin It
National awareness campaign

> What NOT to flush

> SNAP home

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Sat 30 Aug 2014, 21:13
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