Ever wonder what people flush? As wastewater enters the treatment plant, it passes through screens to remove non-biodegradable material, including garbage. Each year, almost 200 TONS of material is removed at the plant and taken to the landfill. This is in addition to all of the garbage and debris that is removed from the collection system before it reaches the plant. This includes such common household items like wipes, paper towels, dental floss, diapers, candy wrappers, latex products, toys, and other trash. It is critical that this material is removed from the system because it can damage the equipment and it can cause blockages in the system. Not only is it harmful to the system, but it is also expensive. It is by far cheaper, safer and better for the environment to dispose of this material directly into the trash can.