COVID-19: Guidance for Household Waste disposal

If you have symptoms that may be caused by COVID-19 or you live with someone that has symptoms, you can securely store personal waste (such as used tissues) and disposable cleaning cloths within disposable rubbish bags.

These should then be:

  • placed into another bag
  • tied securely
  • kept separate from other waste in your room
  • put aside for at least 72 hours before being putting in your usual external household waste bin

By following this advice, you will help to control the spread of the virus to friends, the wider community and the most vulnerable.

Other household wastes (including recycled waste) can be disposed of as normal.