Subscribe for Savings on Septic and Portable Toilet Services

What Can I Flush? 

Herring Has the Answers For You!

Can I Flush It?
Can I Flush It? Herring Sanitation Has the Answers


Here is a list of things that have been flushed and shouldn't have been. Any of these types of items can clog up your septic and result in repair costs. Some are funny as !

Share your funny flushes on our Facebook page!

  • Flushable Wipes
  • Slinky
  • Baby Wipes (including flushable)
  • Kitty Litter
  • Q-Tips
  • Cotton Balls and Pads
  • Wet Wipes
  • Dental Floss
  • Grease, Oil or Fat
  • Paper Towels
  • Diapers
  • Feminine Hygiene
  • Tampons
  • Civil War Cannon Shell
  • Training Bra
  • Barbie
  • Ken Doll
  • GI Joe
  • Matchbox Car
  • Liquor Bottle
  • False Teeth
  • Diamond Ring
  • Dead Animals
  • Cell Phone or IPhone
  • Food
  • Money or Coins
  • Capsule Sponge Animals
  • Dentures
  • Drugs and Paraphernalia 
  • Condoms
  • An Easter Egg
  • Wigs
  • Seashells
  • Clothes and Sheets
  • Cigarette Butts
  • Toothbrush
  • A Lightbulb
  • Flusher Handle
  • Lottery Ticket worth $50K
  • Prisoner Uniform Pants
  • Lighters
  • Toupees
  • Electric Razors
  • False Eyeballs

The only thing that
should go in your
septic tank besides
septic-safe toilet paper
is what comes out
of the human body.

Remember if you're flushing or washing it down the drain or a toilet, you have to think about where it's going to end up. It's going to be going down a four inch pipe that leads to your septic tank. And then eventually your drain field. Just because they say it's septic safe, doesn't mean it will make it successfully down that pipe and through each section of your septic system. 

If you have recently relocated to a more rural area, you may be dealing with having a septic for the first time. Septic tanks are generally self managing, as long as you maintain them with regular pumping. You can extend the life and keep the costs low by only flushing septic-friendly items. Extend your septic's life even more by learning the ins and outs of owning a septic system here. All of your FAQs are answered here. If you have any issues with backing up or you want to schedule your pump, call Herring at 845-226-5405 or make an appointment online.

Monday - Friday: 9am to 5pm ET
Saturday: 9am to 3pm ET

Herring Sanitation Offers Discounts/Promotional Savings When We Can. Each Savings Coupon is Specific to Service Performed.
Promotions Offered Can Not Be Combined With Any Other Offer. Highest Qualified Savings Will be Applied.


© 1973 -2023 , Herring Sanitation Service, Inc.

Serving Fishkill, Newburgh, Poughkeepsie, New Paltz and the entire Hudson Valley NY

Herring Sanitation Service, Inc. •  845-226-5405 •  EMAIL US •  Fax 845-897-5488 All Rights Reserved
146 Old Route 9 Fishkill NY 12524   |   5301 Route 9W Newburgh NY 12550

All prints, works, brands and trademarks are under the copyrights of their owners.
Please contact us for permission to use any of the content herein.