You can help prevent drains and sewers from being blocked by not pouring fat, oil or grease down the sink. Instead let it cool and pour it into a container before putting it in the bin.
Hundreds of people cause blockages in sewers or damage to the environment by putting rubbish down the toilet.
To avoid blocked pipes, plumbing bills and damage to the environment, put the following in your bin:
• disposable nappies
• wet wipes
• incontinence pads
• female hygiene products
• colostomy bags and bandages
• cotton buds.
Wrap razor blades carefully in paper and put them in the bin and return medicines to your local pharmacy. Syringes and needles should be returned to a healthcare provider.July 12, 2011