Coronavirus waste: guidance for households
What coronavirus waste is and how you should get rid of it
Coronavirus waste is disposable items that may be contaminated with coronavirus when you or someone in your household has symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19).
This includes used tissues or disposable cleaning cloths, gloves or face coverings.
- double bag these items and tie the bags
- keep them separate from other waste for at least 72 hours
- put them in your black wheelie bin after 72 hours
Read further guidance on how to get rid of coronavirus waste on GOV.UK.