No wipes

Some wipes are labelled ‘flushable’ but there is actually no such thing as a flushable wipe. Flushed baby wipes, make-up wipes, cleaning wipes and personal hygiene wipes can cause blockages in your pipes and big problems for our sewerage system. A sewer blockage impacts the community, the environment and creates additional costs to clean up. We spend more than $100,000 a year clearing sewer blockages caused by non-flushable items.

Our sewers weren't designed for wet wipes because they don’t break down like toilet paper. 

Remember to only flush the three Ps: Pee, Poo and toilet Paper.

Everything else should go in the rubbish bin.

We can all play a part in looking after our sewer network.

See our What should go down the loo? guide.

Other things that should never go down the toilet or drain:

cotton buds

dental floss

cooking oil or fat


food scraps

sanitary products


glass and plastic

bandages and bandaids


ice cream sticks

ground coffee or tea leaves

nail polish remover

razor blades


cigarette butts