The 'Think Before You
Flush' campaign, operated by Clean Coasts emphasises the
importance of appropriate flushing behaviour and
disposal of items including wipes and other sanitary
products in the bin.
Only the 3 Ps, pee, poo and paper should be flushed down
the toilet. When items such as wipes and sanitary
products are flushed down the toilet, they can cause
serious blockages in sewage systems, leading to sewage
overflows and ultimately polluting coastal waters and
The council will display 'Think Before You Flush'
signage on blue flag beaches, offering clear
instructions on appropriate flushing behaviour,
highlighting the main items people incorrectly flush
down their toilets (the ‘dirty dozen’) and encouraging
visitors to use designated sanitary waste bins.
Learn more about the Think Before You Flush campaign at