Coronavirus: Got symptoms? Double bag your rubbish

Coronavirus: Got symptoms? Double bag your rubbish

Published by Maria Greenwood at 10:20am 17th March 2020.

Dorset Council have issued guidelines for what to do with your rubbish if you have symptoms of coronavirus.

Anyone with symptoms of COVID-19, is being urged to double-bag black bin rubbish - especially personal waste such as used tissues and disposable cleaning cloths.

Rubbish bags should be placed into a second bag, tied securely and kept separate from other waste in the room in which you are self-isolating. Keep aside for at least 72 hours before putting into your usual external household waste bin.

If you use authorised blue sacks, put your waste in a tied-up disposable rubbish bag before placing in the blue sack.

Recycling, glass, food and garden waste can be placed in your usual bins.