Drain Opener

Illegal in Garbage & Drains
Hazardous Waste

For an alternative non-toxic drain opener solution, check out our list of non-toxic solutions here.

Dispose of as Hazardous Waste

Drain openers contain toxic chemicals and must be disposed of as hazardous waste.


Don't Use in Toilets

Unless the product is specifically designed for toilets, don’t use drain opener in one — it won’t work and may even damage a porcelain toilet.

Ways to Reduce

Try a Homemade Solution

Before you use a heavy-duty drain cleaner, try a homemade solution made from less hazardous substances. Learn how to use baking soda and vinegar to clean and even unclog a drain.