Covid-19 waste information

Waste guidance for people with confirmed or possible coronavirus (COVID-19) infection

Personal waste (such as used tissues) and disposable cleaning cloths should be stored securely within disposable rubbish bags. These bags should be placed into a second bag, tied securely and kept aside for at least 72 hours before putting into your usual grey wheelie bin, outside where possible. Recycling items should also be kept outside for at least 72 hours before collection.

Disposal of Lateral Flow Testing Kits

To safely dispose of the test kit, place all of the items from the test and the plastic packaging, please double bag the items and then place in your black waste bin. All items and plastic packaging from the test should go into your black waste bin for disposal. This applies whether the test result is positive or negative.

None of the plastic items or plastic packaging should be put into the recycling box. They are not recyclable within your kerbside recycling service.

There may also be disposable gloves and/or disposable masks supplied in your kit or used in the testing process. These items are not recyclable and should be put in your black waste bin.

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