Seattle, Wash. (Dec. 30, 2021) – As fans around the country gear up to cheer on their favorite football teams, the Responsible Flushing Alliance offers tailgating tips to keep cleanup of disposable items so that fans can keep cheering and not have to worry about fouls off the field.
A nonprofit focused on providing consumer education around what not to flush and other #FlushSmart tips, the Responsible Flushing Alliance often reminds homeowners and guests to not treat the toilet like a trashcan. Nothing ruins a party faster than a clogged toilet but by following these simple tips and knowing what not to flush helps avoid costly overflows and clogs:
Top 8 Things to Not Flush at a Football Party
- Paper Towels: Fumble a drink? Perfect time for paper towels to come into play. But flushing them down the toilet? That’s asking for a flag on the play!
- Baby Wipes: Baby wipes keep hands clean, meaning you can eat *all the wings* without getting sauce all over your favorite foam finger. As with all wipes, check for the “Do Not Flush” symbol on the package and if you see it, toss it in the trash and never flush it.
- Toothpicks: Great for grabbing bite-sized cheese cubes; NOT great for your pipes.
- Sanitizing Wipes: Disinfecting after hosting a crowd? Smart. Not checking for the “Do Not Flush” symbol before disposing? Not so much. That’s just asking for a visit from the Clog Monster.
- Toiletries: Don’t make your guests waste precious seconds of a commercial break looking for where to dispose of any hygiene products. Provide a small, visible wastebine in the bathroom for your Game Day Guests.
- Napkins: Think having food on your face is embarrassing? Imagine clogging the toilet because you didn’t put your used napkins in the trash.
- Makeup Wipes: When the game’s over, remove your face paint without triggering a home turf visit from the Clog Monster by making sure to check your wipes for the “Do Not Flush” symbol.
- Streamers, Confetti, and Pennants: Root for the home team in style while keeping your home healthy by putting paper decorations in the trash where they belong.
As always, avoid flushing items that are not meant to be flushed to prevent clogs from forming in our wastewater systems. On any wipes packaging, just look for the “Do Not Flush” symbol. Remember, when in doubt, throw it out.
About Responsible Flushing Alliance
RFA is a 501(c)(6) non-profit organization dedicated to consumer education focused on what should not be flushed. RFA’s goal is to change consumer behavior to help reduce damage to our nation’s sewage systems caused by objects and materials not designed to be flushed. Member companies include: Albaad, ANDRITZ, DUDE Products, Essity, First Quality, Johnson & Johnson, Glatfelter, Kelheim Fibres GmbH, Kimberly-Clark Corporation, Nehemiah Manufacturing, Nice-Pak, Papel Aralar S.A., Procter & Gamble, Rockline Industries, Sellars Nonwovens, Suominen Corp.