Did you know that many items we use daily cause damage to home plumbing and our City’s wastewater infrastructure?
These items create serious blockages that frequently result in:
• Basement flooding
• Sewerage back-up
• Damage to City pipes, sewers and treatment equipment
Other items may harm the environment.
Please keep your flushing and drainage to the basics: human waste and toilet paper.
Why? They break down during the treatment process.
Please do not flush or pour the following items down the drain:
|Item||How to Dispose|
|Adult & Baby Wipes – even when they claim to be “flushable”, they cause damage to water treatment equipment||Garbage|
|Cigarette butts (cooled)||Garbage|
|Fats, Oils & Grease generated from:|
• Dairy products
• Cooking oil/grease
• Food scraps
|Compost – use paper towels to wipe up grease or scrape into the bin after hardening|
|Feminine Hygiene Products (tampons, tampon applicators & sanitary pads)||Garbage|
|Household Cleaning Products (unused)||Household Hazardous Waste Program at Crane Mountain Landfill|
|Medicine – prescription & non-prescription drugs including but not limited to:|
• Cough syrup
• Pain relievers
• Veterinary drugs
|Return unused medications to a pharmacy for disposal|
|Paint||Household Hazardous Waste Program at Crane Mountain Landfill or return to a paint recycling location http://www.recyclenb.com/en/programs/paint/|
|Paper towels contaminated with cleaning product||Garbage |
|Personal Care Products (unused perfume, nail polish remover, etc.)||Household Hazardous Waste Program at Crane Mountain Landfill|
|Pesticides & Garden Products (unused)||Household Hazardous Waste Program at Crane Mountain Landfill|
|Vehicle products (unused antifreeze coolant, motor oils, etc.)||Household Hazardous Waste Program at Crane Mountain Landfill|
For more disposal information, please visit: http://www.fundyrecycles.com/