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Recycling, waste and environment

Covid-19 and PPE waste

If someone in the household is showing coronavirus symptoms, tissues and wipes used to clean surfaces, should be double bagged (using plastic bags) and put aside for 72 hours before going into the blue waste bag. 

Please do not put any tissues, kitchen roll, toilet paper or wipes in your recycling bags.

Lateral flow tests and packaging are not suitable for recycling, and should not be disposed of in household recycling containers.

The tests are non-recyclable and can also cause a risk of contamination.

To dispose of test kits safely, please place all items used from the test, including the plastic packaging, into a bag and then place the bag in your general household waste bin. This applies whether the test is positive or negative.

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