Close-Up Of Toilet Roll Holder On Wall In BathroomEven though the wipes say flushable, wastewater experts recommend just throwing them away instead. Flushable wipes just don't degrade the way that toilet paper does. They can cause big issues for the pumps at the treatment plant creating a maintenance nightmare. There can be issues closer to home as well. You can block your own private plumbing and have water back up through your toilets.