Garbage Belongs in the Trash, Not the Toilet!
Your drains are not a trash can. The water from your home or business (toilet, shower, kitchen, etc.) gets treated and ends up into one of the most beautiful parts of our community, the San Francisco Bay.
Throwing anything other than toilet paper down the drains can cause sanitary sewer overflows (SSOs) and severely impacts your plumbing system, the District’s sewer system, and the processes at the treatment plant.
Properly disposing of your waste will help protect public health and the environment.
Flush only toilet paper in the toilet!
PROTECTING WATER QUALITY STARTS WITH EACH OF US!
What Not to Flush: Handy Tips
Duration: 46 seconds
Did you know that tossing dental floss in the toilet can damage your sewer line? Or that what they call “flushable” wipes are NOT flushable EVER? This video covers a quick overview of what’s flushable (hint – think 3 Ps – pee, poop and paper) and not.
Rethink What You Flush!
Duration: 15 seconds
Learn what not to flush down the toilet. Flushable wipes are NOT really flushable and a small strand of dental floss can cause sewer damage. Let’s work together to keep our sewer system clog-free.
Where to Dispose of Hazardous Waste
The Alameda County Household Hazardous Waste Program operates a drop-off facility in Hayward, located at 2091 West Winton Avenue. An appointment is not necessary. For specific days and times, call: 1-800-606-6606 or visit www.household-hazwaste.org.
Paints, stains, varnishes, thinners, and adhesives
Auto products such as old fuel, motor oil, oil filters, and batteries
Household batteries, fluorescent bulbs, cleaners, and sprays
Garden products, including pesticides and fertilizers
Home generated “sharps” in approved containers
Prescription and over-the-counter medicines, except for controlled substances
NOT ACCEPTED MATERIALS
Railroad ties (scrap) or Railroad ties (usable)
Most compressed gasses
Computer Monitors (working or non-working)
CRTs & TVs (working or non-working)
Computers (working or non-working)
Electronic Equipment (working or non-working)
Microwave Ovens (working or non-working)