In countries like Mexico and Morocco, it's common for people to dispose of toilet paper in a bin, rather than flushing it down the drain due to plumbing infrastructure differences. This sounds crazy to people in Los Angeles!
In Los Angeles, flushing toilet paper down the drain is the norm. But blocked drains, clogged toilets, and the need to flush is universal!
While toilet paper is generally designed to disintegrate easily in water and is typically safe to flush, other items like tampons, "flushable wipes," and excessive amounts of toilet paper can cause plumbing issues such as clogs or blockages.
House rules in rental properties often advise against flushing non-biodegradable items like tampons or even "flushable wipes" to prevent potential plumbing problems. Best practice for maintaining plumbing and sewer systems is to limit the disposal of anything other than toilet paper down the drain to avoid blockages or damage to the plumbing infrastructure.