Look after your drains and keep our sewers flowing!
We all have a responsibility to protect the environment and one simple way to do this and help to avoid sewer flooding is to avoid flushing certain items down the toilet and prevent cooking waste (fat, oil and grease) being poured into your kitchen sink.
Please don’t pour fats, oils and greases down the sink or the toilet – even the tiniest amount can cause problems.
They may be in liquid form going down, but they quickly solidify when they meet the cold sewer walls (even if you use detergent or pour hot water down after). The fats stick to the side of the sewer forming a concrete-like solid that attracts other debris, eventually causing a blockage.
Food leftovers and vegetable peelings should not go down the sink, they should be composted at home or binned. Thoroughly scrape plates into the bin before placing them into the sink or dishwasher.
Only human waste, toilet tissue and a small amount of household cleaning products should be flushed down the toilet.
We've listed below items that you can't flush down the loo: