Things you should DO:

  • Scrape excess grease in a container and dispose of in the garbage
  • Place food scraps in waste containers or garbage bags for disposal with solid wastes; encourage the scraping of ware prior to washing.
  • Place a wastebasket in the bathroom to dispose of solid wastes such as those noted below.

Things you should NOT DO:

  • Pour fats, oils, or grease down the drain.
  • Use toilet as a wastebasket.
  • Use the sewer as a means to dispose of food scraps.

Items that should not be disposed of in the sewer system:

  • Cooking Grease and Oil
  • Food Debris
  • Diapers
  • Cotton Balls
  • Kitty Litter
  • Acne Pads
  • Dental Floss
  • Feminine Hygiene Products
  • Condoms
  • Bandages
  • Paper Towels
  • Sanitary Wipes
  • Dirt, Rocks, and Stone
  • Wood
  • Cotton Swabs
  • Rags
  • Plastic
  • Drinking Straws
  • Tooth Picks









Charleston Sanitary Board
208 26th Street W

Charleston, WV 25387

304-348-1084 Administration

304-348-8136 Customer Service

304-348-6876 Sewer Emergencies