Households with COVID-19 - how to prepare your household refuse

Please follow the advice below if you have a confirmed, or suspected case of COVID-19 in your household.

  1. Place all refuse in a peddle bin liner or other rubbish bag and tie or knot the top of the bag when full.
  2. Place pedal bin liners or other rubbish bag in blue refuse bag, so refuse is double bagged, and tie blue refuse bag in a double knot.
  3. Store full tied blue refuse bags in a secure location and mark for storage for at least 72 hours.
  4. After 72 hours the double knotted blue refuse bags can go out on your next collection day.

You should store waste safely and keep it away from any children. You should not put your waste in communal waste areas until you know you have a negative test result, or store the bagged waste for at least for 72 hours before putting it in a communal waste area.

If a test for suspected COVID-19 is negative, you can treat your refuse in the normal way.

Contact Customer Services on the details below, if storage for at least 72 hours is not appropriate or possible. Customer Services will be able to advise you on how to arrange a Category B infectious waste collection by a specialist clinical waste contractor.

Our waste collection contractors will not collect waste placed in untied bin bags. Please ensure you put all waste out in tied bin bags.

See bins and recycling for the latest on refuse and recycling collections.

Last updated: Tuesday, 12 April, 2022.