Homeowners wanting to take good care of their septic systems should make note of the following items that should never be flushed down the drain or toilet. These items can overtax or destroy the biological digestion taking place within the system or clog pumps and pipes.
Take care not to flush the following:
– hair combings, coffee grounds, dental floss, disposable diapers, or kitty litter,
– sanitary napkins, tampons, cigarette butts, or condoms,
– gauze bandages, fat, grease, or oil, paper towels,
And NEVER flush chemicals that could contaminate surface and groundwater, such as:
– paints, varnishes, thinners, waste oils, photographic solutions, or pesticides.