Disposal of household waste
Waste items from people in isolation with suspected or confirmed COVID-19 in non-healthcare facilities, such as homes and other lodgings, should be placed in the red-lidded rubbish bin.
Advice for people in isolation is as follows:
- Dispose of all used personal care items such as tissues, disposable masks, gloves in a rubbish bin that’s lined with a plastic bag.
- When the bin is three-quarters full, tie-off the plastic bag to prevent spillage of the contents. Avoid touching the inside of the bag and dispose of the bag into the general household red-lidded rubbish bin.
- Wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. You can use an alcohol-based hand sanitiser if your hands are not visibly dirty.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
Further information on the disposal of household waste can be found at health.nsw.gov.au/Infectious/factsheets/Pages/advice-for-confirmed.aspx.