Water from faucet filling checkered sink and drain

When you’re thinking about your impact on the environment, there are some basic goals you may have to lead a more sustainable lifestyle. From bringing your own reusable bag to the grocery store to using more eco-friendly cleaning products, these little changes can make a big difference. 

Another topic to consider is what you’re putting down your drain. Many people have an “out of sight, out of mind” mindset about what they let go into their sewage system. From paints to cotton balls to cat litter, their household items are flushed or rinsed down the sink without a thought. 

Unfortunately, this can lead to water contamination or pipe clogs. To help you understand what the most dangerous items are, ApartmentGuide has a list of 14 items you should never put down the drain. Read through to be sure you are disposing of these items properly. Be sure to take note of the eco tips to help you lead a more sustainable day-to-day life. 

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