Image of some wheelie bins for decorative useDorset Council have published a news article about what to do with your waste if someone in your household is showing symptoms of COVID-19 (Coronavirus). The update includes information about:

  • Cleaning cloths and personal waste such as used tissues and disposable face coverings should be stored in disposable rubbish bags. These bags should be placed into another bag, tied securely and put aside for at least 72 hours before being put in your usual external household waste bin or authorised blue sack. Other kinds of household waste can be disposed of as normal
  • To dispose of any face coverings or PPE you or members of your household use when self- isolating, you should double bag them, store them for 72 hours before putting them in a ‘black bag’ waste bin and never put them in a recycling bin
  • You may also wish to clean the handles on your bins before and after they have been emptied

For more information, including what to do about waste you need to take to household recycling centres can be found in the Dorset Council article:

What to do with your waste if you or someone in your household has COVID-19
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