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Old 10-04-2011, 08:12 AM   #1
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Default Do you put toilet paper in the garbage or toilet?

I was raised to put used toilet paper in the toilet, but recently I've come to understand that it is acceptable to put it in the garbage can instead. Supposedly this results in less wear-and-tear on plumbing.

What do you do, ATOT?
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Old 10-04-2011, 08:14 AM   #2
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Usually septic systems will have you place paper in a garbage basket, since it doesn't degrade in a septic tank and can lead to clogs and all sorts of problems. There are several toilet papers available that are designed to be septic safe. If using a city sewer system, then it is no problem to flush toilet paper.
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Old 10-04-2011, 08:17 AM   #3
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Blow your nose in it=trash can
Wipe your ass with it=toilet

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Old 10-04-2011, 08:19 AM   #4
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I don't put anything in the trash except q-tips. Toilet paper goes in the toilet, anything else can go in the trash can in the kitchen. I don't want the trash can in the bathroom to fill up. Just Qtips.
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Old 10-04-2011, 08:21 AM   #5
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I was raised to put used toilet paper in the toilet, but recently I've come to understand that it is acceptable to put it in the garbage can instead. Supposedly this results in less wear-and-tear on plumbing.

What do you do, ATOT?
Unless you're in some country where binning it is the specific practice (e.g. Peru when I was there), then it goes in the toilet, period. Doesn't matter if you used it to wipe, blew your nose in it, or removed makeup.
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Old 10-04-2011, 08:23 AM   #6
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Blow your nose in it=trash can
Wipe your ass with it=toilet

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what if you're a brownnoser, like the OP?
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Old 10-04-2011, 08:25 AM   #7
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Old 10-04-2011, 08:28 AM   #8
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How can you keep bathroom from smelling stinky if you put used toilet paper in garbage?
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Old 10-04-2011, 08:32 AM   #9
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I know that in some places, you can't put toilet paper in the toilet, especially ones with cotton in them, because it does a number on the sewer system. However, I live in a highly populated US city, which is equipped to handle such things, therefore, it goes in the toilet.
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I put it in the toilet. Seems like putting it in the trash could get a bit smelly.
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Old 10-04-2011, 08:50 AM   #12
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I put it in the trash because i want my entire house to smell like shit.
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Old 10-04-2011, 08:53 AM   #13
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Leaving paper you wiped your ass with laying in a trash can = fucking disgusting. Who in the world ever gave you the impression it was otherwise.
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Old 10-04-2011, 08:55 AM   #14
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Why would you leave your fecal matter laying around your house? Would you take a dump on the floor? If not, then don't put your TP in the wastebasket either.
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I never take dumps at home, so for me this only applies to public bathrooms.

It also saves you from worrying about clogging the toilet.
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oK0NRgbZVmA

I wasn't aware it was even a question
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Leaving paper you wiped your ass with laying in a trash can = fucking disgusting. Who in the world ever gave you the impression it was otherwise.
Agreed but it's pretty common in Mexico and South America.
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Agreed but it's pretty common in Mexico and South America.
this is why we call those places shit holes
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Usually septic systems will have you place paper in a garbage basket, since it doesn't degrade in a septic tank and can lead to clogs and all sorts of problems. There are several toilet papers available that are designed to be septic safe. If using a city sewer system, then it is no problem to flush toilet paper.
What? No. Growing up, we always had a septic tank. We always flushed TP. It's made to decompose.

The practice of "binning" is probably because people come from countries where TP isn't readily available and they must use rags and other pieces of cloth. Some people probably continued to do it with TP, even though it's NOT necessary.
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What? No. Growing up, we always had a septic tank. We always flushed TP. It's made to decompose.

The practice of "binning" is probably because people come from countries where TP isn't readily available and they must use rags and other pieces of cloth. Some people probably continued to do it with TP, even though it's NOT necessary.
Shit like this is why I'm glad to live in a good country. Stuff like internet and phones are nice, but damn I can't even imagine living in a place where I can't wipe my ass properly.
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How can you keep bathroom from smelling stinky if you put used toilet paper in garbage?
You change the basket several times a day.
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You change the basket several times a day.
Alrighty so now you have shit in the garbage cans outside your house. Now your entire lot smells like shit.
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What? No. Growing up, we always had a septic tank. We always flushed TP. It's made to decompose.

The practice of "binning" is probably because people come from countries where TP isn't readily available and they must use rags and other pieces of cloth. Some people probably continued to do it with TP, even though it's NOT necessary.
Growing up I always used sewer instead of septic. However, a large majority of the septic houses I did visit had a "binning" rule for used TP. Who knows why? Maybe different septic system, diff toilet paper, maybe one septic was more full than the other...
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Old 10-04-2011, 09:49 AM   #25
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i have a lot of flies around the trash can
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