How to dispose of your face masks, gloves, tissues and anti-bac wipes safely


It has now become mandatory to wear face masks in indoor public places and we're all using tissues, anti-bac wipes and paper towels more than ever, so please make sure you're disposing of them correctly.

These items cannot be recycled and should NOT go in your recycling bags.

Although tissues are made of paper they are made of very short fibres which are not high enough quality to be recycled.

Instead, please throw them in your general waste red striped bags or black bins. General waste will be incinerated.

If anyone in your household is displaying symptoms of Coronavirus, such as a high temperature or a cough, please double bag your general waste bags where possible and leave them for 72hours before placing outside for collection.

We also recommend disinfecting your bin handles and washing your hands thoroughly before and after putting out your bin for collection.

Please help protect our staff and look after others by preventing transmission of the virus as much as possible.

If you need a reminder of what items can be recycled please visit our Recycling A-Z: