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The Flushability of Cottonelle® Wipes

Cottonelle® Flushable Cleansing Cloths use a patented dispersible technology that allows them to lose strength and break up after flushing.

Our video demonstrates a few of the rigorous tests Cottonelle® Flushable Wipes (and other Kimberly-Clark products labeled “flushable”) go through to ensure that this technology works.

To see how Cottonelle® Flushable Wipes break down versus other brands, watch this additional video.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is SafeFlush TechnologyTM? Is it different from the previous technology?

At Cottonelle, we know that flushability is important, and continuously improving our products is, too. We’ve always had the most dispersible, best performing, flushable wipes. Our new product improvement sets the bar even higher. Now, only Cottonelle® Flushable Cleansing Cloths give you a confident clean and have SafeFlush TechnologyTM, so they start to break down immediately after flushing.

How can I be sure it is safe to flush Cottonelle® Flushable Cleansing Cloths?

The flushability of Kimberly-Clark products is tested in accordance with trade association guidelines. These guideline tests demonstrate that when used as directed, our wipes clear properly maintained toilets, drainlines, sewers and pumps, and are compatible with on-site septic and municipal treatment. Cottonelle® Flushable Cleansing Cloths are flushable due to patented technology that allows them to lose strength and break up when moving through the system after flushing. Watch our video, above, to learn more about the tests that Cottonelle® Flushable Wipes go through to ensure their flushability.

Will Cottonelle® Flushable Cleansing Cloths break down in my septic system?

Flushable Cleansing Cloths are designed to safely break down in home septic systems and will not affect the normal bacterial activity in a septic system. Watch our video, above, to learn more about the tests that Cottonelle® Flushable Wipes go through to ensure their flushability.

Is there someone I can talk to if I have more questions?

For additional questions about Cottonelle® Flushable Cleansing Cloths and other Cottonelle® products, call 1-877-642-6886, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Central Time.