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Be smart, love your loo

Let’s all do our bit to love our loos!

It’s surprising what stuff goes down the toilet and sometimes ends up at our sewage treatment works.

And it’s these items that cause nasty blockages often just moments after they’ve been flushed.

You can help to avoid blockages by putting these in the bin:

  • wet wipes and so called “flushable wipes”
  • cotton buds
  • tampons and sanitary products
  • nappies
  • condoms
  • dental floss
  • bandages
  • razor blades, syringes, needles and medicines (dispose responsibly)

Only flush human waste down your toilet

Blocking pipes with non-flushable items can cause nasty smells, result in flooding and the backing up of sewage and cost millions of pounds a year in plumbing bills.

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Use your loo for human waste and toilet paper only

And while you love your loo spare a thought for the kitchen sink. Pouring fat, oil and grease down it will block this too.

Simply let these cool, pour them into a non-recyclable container and put it in with the household waste.

Our customer service team can give advice about ways to dispose of household waste safely and without damage to the environment – call them on 0345 600 4 600.

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