Disposing of COVID-19 waste generated in the home

Posted on: June 22, 2022

You can take steps to dispose of the waste associated with managing COVID-19 in the home.

COVID-19 waste in the home is generated by taking Rapid Antigen Tests and using personal protective equipment in the management of COVID-19 (e.g. masks, gloves, aprons, tissues, paper towels). These items can be disposed of safely by:

  • placing waste into a plastic bag (such as a bin liner) and sealing the bag
  • placing sealed, bagged waste into a second plastic bag and sealing that bag too (smaller bags can be consolidated within a larger plastic bag)
  • disposing of double-bagged waste in your general waste bin for kerbside collection.

Waste PPE must not be recycled or placed in your recycling, green waste or food and organics bin.

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