What is Think Before You Flush?

Think Before You Flush is an environmental awareness campaign with a simple message. Protect our natural environment and wastewater network by only flushing the 3 Ps (pee, poo and paper) down the toilet. Everything else goes in the bin.

This campaign is operated by Clean Coasts (An Taisce) in partnership with Uisce Éireann.


Sewage Related Litter

If flushed, items such as wipes, cotton buds, sanitary products, hair and dental floss can cause damage in our wastewater treatment plants and pollute our environment.

What to Flush?

Only flush pee, poo and paper goes down the toilet. The wastewater treatment plants or septic tanks are designed to process these safely. Everything else goes in the bin!

The Dirty Dozen

Ever wonder what are the most commonly flushed items that damage our wastewater network and pollute our environment? Check out the dirty dozen here and the effect they can have when flushed.

Take Action

Whether at home, in work or in your community, Think Before You Flush needs your help to raise awareness about the issue of sewage related litter.

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Think Before You Pour

Think Before You Pour is part of the Think Before You Flush campaign – it is a public awareness campaign highlighting the problems caused by pouring fats, oils and greases (FOGs) down the sink. You can learn more about the Think Before You Pour campaign by clicking below.