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Flushable vs biodegradable
Flushable on the packaging refers to being able to pass though the toilet bowl. Even though they disappear from your toilet bowl, because they don't break down fast enough they build up in pipes and cause blockages. They should be disposed of via the bin and not the loo. Things like wipes and sanitary products...
Should I flush it?
Toilet sewers are simple transportation systems, and are designed to cope with human waste, toilet paper and water only. Ask yourself the following questions when deciding what you can and can't flush down your toilet:
What do I do if I have a blocked drain or sewer?
For blockages on a public sewer, please contact us on 0344 346 2020 so that we can confirm responsibility. We’re responsible for maintaining public sewers and we’ll attend within 4 hours to unblock the sewer, free of charge. If you are the homeowner, you are responsible for unblocking private sewers and drains. We’d...
How can I dispose of fat, oil or grease?
Please follow these easy steps to keep fat, oil and grease out of your pipes by using your Gunk Pot or equivalent container: Scrape Scrape food scraps and fat off your plates into your bin or food waste recycling. Collect Use your Gunk Pot or similar container to collect cooled fats, oils and grease...