Flushing or throwing damaging materials down the drain can cause blockages and backups. Please don’t put the following items in the sewer; kitty litter, egg shells, coffee grounds, motor oil, lard or cooking oil. These items should be disposed of in the garbage.
The following products are considered household hazardous chemicals and should never be flushed down the sewer: pesticides, nail polish, oven cleaners, spot remover, vehicle fuel, oil or grease, fertilizer, rodent poison, weed killer, paint, varnish, stripper or thinners or battery fluids. These require disposal at a hazardous waste collection station.
The City and County sponsor two household hazardous waste collection events each year, one in the fall and one in the spring. Look for days and times in your local newspaper or call the City’s Recycling Hotline, 559-621-1111 or the Fresno County Department of Resources, 559-262-4259.