Coronavirus – disposing of contaminated waste

If you are showing symptoms, or are confirmed to have Covid-19, Defra offer this advice:

  • All contaminated waste (such as tissues and wipes) need to be securely sealed in a rubbish bag.
  • Put this bag inside another bag and tie the top securely.
  • Store the bag separately from other waste and recycling (and away from pets) for three days, before putting it in your general waste bin as normal.
  • Do NOT put contaminated tissues in your home recycling.
  • The impacts of the Coronavirus outbreak may mean there are changes to your normal waste collections.

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