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Managing household waste

For those who are self-isolating
Personal waste such as used tissues and disposable cleaning cloths can be stored securely within disposable rubbish bags. These bags must be double-bagged, tied securely and kept separate from other waste. This should be put aside for at least 72 hours before being put in the wheelie bin.

Other household waste can be disposed of as normal. Householders and Waste Management Teams should disinfect or wipe down the handles on wheelie bins where possible when put out for its collection and return.

If you live in a flat, all waste should be stored in a separate room inside the flat and disposed of once self-isolation has been completed.

Please follow this guidance until the period of self-isolation has elapsed.

See also Guidance for cleaning for those with COVID-19