Actually it's quite simple according to an expert at Popular Mechanics. When it comes to what to flush down your toilet -- always follow the four Ps.

To keep our Minnesota waste water clean, healthy, and flowing -- nothing should go down the toilet except for poop, pee, puke and (toilet) paper. 😮

That means all of the rest of these items are off limits:

  • Dental floss
  • Feminine products
  • Any wipes (even of they say FLUSH-ABLE)
  • Kleenex
  • Diapers
  • Cotton swaps (Q-tips)
  • Human hair
  • Paper towels
  • Facial pads/Makeup removers
  • Cigarettes
  • Cotton balls
  • Kitty litter
  • Oil, grease, or food
  • Prescription & non prescription drugs

Again, remember the four Ps. (And one of them is not Pete!) Poop, pee, puke and (toilet) paper. Anything else should be off limits.

You're welcome.