Disposable Gloves

Disposable gloves

Guidance

Alias
PPE, disposable gloves, single use gloves, plastic gloves

Plastic gloves should go in the general waste bin. This is partly because they are ‘personal waste’ so could pose a health risk to others, but also because they are made from a thin elasticated plastic which is not easy or cost-effective for us to recycle. TerraCycle (opens in a new window) has a number of drop-off points where disposable gloves can be recycled.

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 gloves. Take a look on COVID-19 Personal Waste (opens in a new window).