What the flush?

Date published: 9 February 2019

Residents cleaning their homes are urged to dispose of waste appropriately and not use the toilet as a trash can.

Floodwater should never be flushed down the toilet as it contains clogging elements like clay, sand, silt and biomatter such as plant material.

Bathroom wipes, paper towels, cotton balls, tampons, band-aids, diapers, dental floss and even hair gather together in the bends of pipes and cause blockages.

Never flush food, especially fats, oil and grease which congeal when they are cooled.

Council is providing a multitude of free waste disposal options throughout the city.

For details please visit Council’s Emergency Management Dashboard - disaster.townsville.qld.gov.au