A variety of household products can do serious damage to your sewer pipes and to the sanitary sewer system as a whole. They also could result in fines to EID and costly upgrades and maintenance to the collections system and wastewater treatment plants. From pharmaceuticals and “disposable” diapers to kitty litter and fats, oils, and grease, it’s important to know what may be harming your pipes. Click here to view or print our Don't Trash Your Drain flyer.
The following chart gives guidance on how to dispose of some common household items. Click here to download a print quality version. And remember, don’t be fooled by the disappearance of items down the drain. They don’t ever just go away.
- Earth 911 is a great resource for finding information on recycling and product disposal. Included in their website is an advanced search option to locate where you can recycle certain hazardous products. Click here to go directly to the advance search recycling guide.
- El Dorado Disposal
- El Dorado Hills Fire Station