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Old Yesterday, 09:18 AM
 
Location: SW Florida
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OMG That picture of a sewage backup into a home because of someone else's wipes...how disgusting.

Nobody needs those things, anyway. Americans are idiots. And pigs.
If you don't have a bidet they sometimes ARE needed. I don't use them often but I've always flushed them. Its says biodegradable right on the package. Are you supposed to put them the used ones in your bathroom garbage?
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Old Yesterday, 09:24 AM
 
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Wrap in toilet paper and put in the trash. Would you flush a sanitary pad?
That’s what I did. You could also keep a stash of plastic newspaper tube bags for that purpose. Any one-use plastic bag can be used more than once before discarding it, as many dogowners discovered.
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Old Yesterday, 09:35 AM
 
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If you don't have a bidet they sometimes ARE needed. I don't use them often but I've always flushed them. Its says biodegradable right on the package. Are you supposed to put them the used ones in your bathroom garbage?
You wipe first with the flushable toilet paper, then do final pass with the “wet wipes”. The latter go into bathroom trash bags, which are smaller than kitchen trash bags and get sealed up and discarded more often. I use the strap-handle grocery bags. If your bathroom trash can is big, you could still use the small plastic bags and put them (tied up) inside the bigger bag, or just piled up directly in the trash can.

The wipes aren’t full baby diapers, folks.
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Old Yesterday, 10:12 AM
 
Location: Loudon, TN
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Doggy poop bags are perfect for this purpose. They are small, inexpensive, intended for single use, and come in a tidy little roll. Keep a roll or two in the drawer next to the toilet. Use in the dog poop pick-up manuever...right hand goes in bag, grasp object with the bag-gloved hand, use other hand to peel the cuff-edge of the bag over the object whilst turning the bag inside out and knot the top. Nice, hidden, and odor free.
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Old Yesterday, 10:51 AM
 
Location: planet earth
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Are there attractive, small disposal products (where space is at a premium)?
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Old Yesterday, 11:15 AM
 
Location: Old Hippie Heaven
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If you don't have a bidet they sometimes ARE needed. I don't use them often but I've always flushed them. Its says biodegradable right on the package. Are you supposed to put them the used ones in your bathroom garbage?
Yes.

News flash - product manufacturers may, um, "stretch the truth" about their products. Astounding, I know.

Those of you not familiar with aging septic systems may not be aware that it is standard procedure to not flush TP until the septic system is fixed or replaced. The world does not end if used TP is placed in a bag to be burned or otherwise disposed of.

BTW, there is no "away" on earth to serve as a destination. Everything goes somewhere, and someone has to deal with it there. Just because it isn't you that has to deal with it directly doesn't mean that it has disappeared into another dimension.
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Old Yesterday, 11:19 AM
 
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I am a woman and I always wrap my tampons (when not using my cup during my cycle) and discard them in the trash instead of flushing them. It's not messy in the least and my hands never touch the tampon itself.

After seeing on several occasions the object example(s) of what happens when women flush tampons down the toilet, it reinforced what I was taught when I first began my cycles, i.e., discard tampons in the trash.
Perhaps you are much younger than I . Honestly I had NEVER heard that flushing tampons was an issue. Not ever. I’m glad the thread was posted though- very enlightening!!
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Old Yesterday, 11:21 AM
 
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Yes.

News flash - product manufacturers may, um, "stretch the truth" about their products. Astounding, I know.

Those of you not familiar with aging septic systems may not be aware that it is standard procedure to not flush TP until the septic system is fixed or replaced. The world does not end if used TP is placed in a bag to be burned or otherwise disposed of.

BTW, there is no "away" on earth to serve as a destination. Everything goes somewhere, and someone has to deal with it there. Just because it isn't you that has to deal with it directly doesn't mean that it has disappeared into another dimension.
Duh. Another poster looking for an opportunity to be condescending.
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Old Yesterday, 11:34 AM
 
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FWIW, in Europe there are some countries with frail septic systems that won’t even handle TP. I used little baggies made for that purpose. I just looked on Amazon and there is a product called Scensibles Personal Disposal Bags. I would have carried these around with me at that time if the month, if I had had any clue that flushing tampons was a problem.
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Old Yesterday, 11:45 AM
 
Location: SW Florida
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I always flushed used tampons back in the day when I had periods and used them. Even the cardboard applicator was supposed to be flushable. Of course back in those days we weren't as concerned about he environment.
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