We wish Always pads could be used without creating solid waste, but that is not yet possible. Like many supplies used for personal or medical care, pads cannot be recycled. They cannot be flushed either, since pads cannot be processed by wastewater-treatment facilities and can harm septic systems. So we have engineered our products to be compatible with existing solid waste disposal systems such as landfills. Please help us help the environment by disposing of pads securely in the trash. That way, we can all do our part for the environment.