Don’t Treat your Toilet Like a Trash Can

Municipal sewer systems are built to handle human waste and toilet paper. Anything else put down your toilet or sink (even “flushable” wipes!) can cause problems that lead to clogs, blockages and wastewater equipment damage, which can significantly interrupt a sewer system.

At this time, when we are working diligently to ensure essential municipal services remain available to residents, a blockage like this would cause a significant and unnecessary strain on resources. Before you flush, remember that toilets are not trash cans and responsibly dispose of your wipes and other non-flushable items.

You will find more information on Metro Vancouver's “Unflushables” campaign website.

Or, by contacting the City’s Operations department at or 604-793-2810.