Disposable Face Masks

Disposable face masks

Guidance

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Disposable face masks are usually made of different materials which makes them difficult and costly to separate and recycle. Please never put the disposable facemasks mixed with your recycling, since it poses a risk for the recycling crews who have to remove them manually from the conveyor belt. Please make sure to put them in your general waste bin.

If you suspect or know that you might have COVID-19, there are specific guidelines to follow for disposal of 'personal' waste like used disposable face masks. Take a look on COVID-19 Personal Waste (opens in a new window).