MADISON, NJ- Residents are encouraged to follow the Centers for Disease Control recommendations to clean surfaces with disinfecting wipes to reduce the spread of COVID-19. However, residents are reminded NOT to flush disinfecting wipes, paper towels and similar items down the toilet—they must be placed in trash cans.

According to the Borough of Madison follow the 4 P's; These are the only things that go down the toilet - poop, pee, puke and toilet paper.

Things to not flush: wet wipes, personal hygiene products and dental floss. Flushing these products down toilets will clog sewers, cause backups and overflows. Even wipes

According to officials, wipes and paper towels do not break down like toilet paper, and therefore clog systems very quickly. Wipes are among the leading cause of sewer system backups, impacting sewer system and treatment plant pumps and treatment systems. Many such spills wind up in our water supply causing a broad range of impacts on public health and the environment.