Coronavirus: What should I do with my rubbish?

Coronavirus: What should I do with my rubbish?

Published by Faye Tryhorn at 5:50am 19th March 2020.

2 minute read

There's some advice from our local councils about how best to manage waste if you're self-isolating.

Bin collections in the Wiltshire, New Forest District and Test Valley Borough Council areas haven't been affected by the Covid-19 outbreak as yet.

But they're asking us to take some precautions with our rubbish if we have been diagnosed with or suspected to have the virus.

Test Valley Rubbish Bins
There's some advice to help keep collection staff safe and prevent further spread of Covid-19


They're asking us to make sure bin liners are securely tied up when full.

Coronavirus sufferers are also asked to put that into a second bin bag.

The waste should then be kept in a secure place, rather than your dustbin, until your test results are known.

We're told they shouldn't be put out for collection unless you've had a negative test, or they've been stored for at least 72 hours.


There's similar advice from the authority too: 

New Forest District Council say the advice is based on Government guidance, designed to prevent transmission of the virus. 

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