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Where do I put used toilet paper?
In the bowl or in the bin?

Do you know what to do with used toilet paper? If you start to say "Of course! You always put it in the...", then you are wrong! It varies from one country to the next, and sometimes it varies within a country. In some places you put it into the toilet and in other places it goes into a dedicated rubbish bin. Maybe you're anxiously looking this up on your smart phone while sitting on a toilet.

If so, look around you and see if there's a small rubbish container within arm's reach, probably lined with a plastic bag. Peep in there and see if it already contains used toilet paper. If so, put your paper there.

If there's no rubbish bin in sight, or if you're in the U.S., Canada, or Northwestern Europe, drop it in the toilet and hope for the best. For more details, keep reading!

Toilet paper should not be put into most squat toilets, as they are usually plumbed into systems not intended to handle paper. Squat toilets are common in countries in which water is the preferred personal cleaning method.

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Today's Featured Toilet
Japan has been building and exporting advanced high-technology toilets for years. No-touch automatic flushing units are only now common in public facilities in the U.S., many years after they were standard in Japan.

Meanwhile, Japan has moved far ahead in the toilet technology race, adding user-controlled seat heat, cleaning water, drying air, fragrance, and even music to cover any undesired sounds.

Of course all these functions require control panels beside the toilet seat, as on this unit at Tokyo Haneda Airport.
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Who is the Toilet Guru?
Bob Cromwell seated on the ancient public toilets in Ephesus.

Who is the Toilet Guru? Is he obsessed? What is it like to be the Toilet Guru? Why does this site exist?

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