What Not to Flush

The Hayden Area Regional Wastewater Treatment Facility would like to remind everyone to only flush toilet paper, water and human waste in the toilet.

Our facility is not designed to handle "DO NOT FLUSH" List items. Flushing these items can block sewer lines, damage equipment, plug pumps, and cause problems for the environment.


  • Wipes; including baby
  • Wipes, household and even wipes labeled as flushable
  • Tissues or Kleenex
  • Paper Towels
  • Napkins
  • Diapers
  • Wash Clothes, Towels and Socks, etc.
  • Bandaids
  • Dental Floss
  • Q-tips and/or Cotton Balls
  • Feminine hygiene products
  • Medicines
  • Trash and/or Food Waste
  • Needles

If you have to resort to alternative, dispose of the item in the trash after use! Thank You!

A Reference video is available:

 done in partnership with Water Environmental Federation and the City of Spokane Department of Wastewater Management.

Your Wastewater Operators appreciate your Cooperation.