Below is a list of common household items that may contain hazardous ingredients and should NEVER be discharged into the sewer. Other items that may be damaging to our pumps and lift stations are also listed below. Disposing of any of these items into the sewer could potentially result in costly repairs to our system.

In addition, these chemicals are not biodegradable and do not break down in our system.  Instead, they remain, poisoning our ponds and potentially the ground water.

Automotive Products

  • Gasoline
  • Motor oil
  • Fuel additives
  • Carburetor/fuel injector cleaners Starter fluids
  • Transmission & brake fluids
  • Antifreeze

Workshop/Painting Supplies

  • Adhesives & glues
  • Furniture strippers
  • Oil or enamel-based paints
  • Stains & finishes
  • Paint thinners/turpentine
  • Photographic chemicals
  • Fixatives & other solvents

Indoor Pesticides

  • Ant sprays/baits
  • Cockroach sprays/baits
  • Flea repellants/shampoos
  • Bug sprays
  • Houseplant fertilizers/sprays
  • Moth repellents
  • Mouse & rat baits/poisons

Miscellaneous Household

  • Kerosene
  • Home heating oil
  • Diesel fuel
  • Gas/oil mix
  • Lighter fluid
  • Medicines/drugs
  • Wood & metal cleaners/polishers

Lawn/Garden Products

  • Herbicides
  • Insecticides
  • Fungicides
  • Wood preservatives

Other Items

  • Cooking oils/grease
  • Baby diapers/wipes
  • Paper toweling/wipes
  • Fabric items
  • Latex or plastic items
  • Feminine products

Thank you for your help in keeping our sanitary sewer system operating smoothly and our lakes healthy!