Putting the wrong things down the drain can not only harm your property, or that of your neighbor, it can affect the entire neighborhood and the environment too. Everything, that is flushed down a toilet or the drains of your kitchen and bathroom sink ends up in the local sewerage system. Here it is treated and is either recycled of reflowed down the creeks or rivers.

We need to face our trash we generate every day. We need to bring our trash cans out, or take it to a recycling center. But what goes down the drain simply goes unnoticed, and often we do not bother to think about what goes on after the waste is disposed down the pipes. We do not realize the potentiality of the damage that it can cause.

It falls in our duty to see that the things that goes down our drains can be treated and reused and does not cause any harm to the environment.

Here is a list of things/materials that can be harmful for us and the planet as well, if let down the drainage system

Plastics and non-biodegradable products

  1. Motor oils, grease from cars and lawn mowers
  2. Meat fats, lards, margarine and butter, food scraps
  3. Pesticides and Paints
  4. Women hygiene products
  5. Cotton balls and rolls, paper towels
  6. Condoms
  7. Prescription drugs
  8. Disposable diapers and toilet wipes
  9. Cat Litters and cigarette butts
  10. Things that are flammable or explosive
  11. Acidic or caustic substances

How do these cause damage if they go down the drainage system?

  • These products can cause severe damage to the pipes.
  • These can block pipes. That can affect your house and that of your neighbors.
  • Can affect the drainage system of the entire neighborhood
  • Harm the environment stealthily


  • Do not pour grease down drains or into toilets.
  • Scrape grease and food scraps from pots, utensils and other cooking surfaces into a can and dispose at the trash.
  • Use strainers in sinks to catch the food scraps and dispose in trash.
  • Take your harmful chemical products like pesticides and paints and dispose off in local toxic wastes disposals
  • Store motor grease in cans, and dispose separately at drop off points, where it can be washed and reused.

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