Get The Facts and Get #FlushSmart

Do Not Flush symbol
If you see the Do Not Flush symbol on wipes packaging then please dispose of the item in the trash and not the toilet.




Previously, proper flushing information was not widely communicated to consumers to clarify what can be flushed. This led to the problem of people assuming that all wipes are flushable, which is the root cause of sewer blockages, clogs, and “fatbergs” in our community waste systems.

Find information and data below on flushable wipes standards, studies, and other materials, and learn which items can and cannot be flushed down the toilet, and why not all wipes are the same.


Science Mom: Flushability Drop Test

What The Flush! (Courtesy of Portland Water District, Maine Water Environment Assoc)

Science Mom: Which Wipe Can Be Flushed?

Does it flush? Check the Symbol