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Nothing But Toilet Paper

Graphic showing toilets should not be used as trash carts.

Plugged sewers and blocked pumps cause backups in the sewer system and it can happen at any time- 2:00am, weekends, holidays, etc. TCSD sewer crew works tirelessly to prevent it- performing video inspections of the sewer, finding spots where tree roots are growing through the pipe and where kitchen oil and fat have accumulated to form a partial blockage that could cause an overflow into the homes and creek nearby.

What can you do to help?

Graphic showing stop the fog (fats, oils, grease).
  • Only flush the 3 P’s (pee, poop, toilet paper), no other items should be flushed. Even items marketed as flushable are not compatible for the sewer system.
  • Fats, Oil and Grease (F.O.G) do not go down the kitchen drain. Make sure to wipe out oil or fat from your pans with a paper towel and throw it in your green cart. For larger amounts, collect your cooking oil and call TCSD to make a drop-off appointment at (415) 388-6393. We can also mail a grease collection container to residents upon request.