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SAFE WASTE DISPOSAL

PROVIDE GARBAGE BAGS

Provide the patient with thick disposable plastic bags for their personal use in their room.

ALL WASTE TO BE DISPOSED 

The patient should dispose of all waste generated daily including tissues, food scraps, used face masks and gloves etc.

SECURE THE BAGS

The patient should securely tie up the used garbage bags and leave it outside their room for disposal. This is ideally disposed on a daily basis.

PROMPTLY DISPOSE

The patient’s carer must immediately dispose of the garbage bags left out by the patient. Do not mix with the waste generated by other people living in the home/shared space.

DOUBLE BAG

It is recommended to place the patient’s bag into a second plastic bag before disposing it outside the home in the allocated areas.

SAFE HANDLING

The person handling the patient’s waste or garbage bags must wear a face mask and gloves. After handling the waste, ensure that the handler washes their hands with soap and disinfects.

RESPONSIBLE DISPOSAL

Any waste generated by a patient must be properly disposed in areas where the waste disposal service provider can take it away. If no services are available in your area, the garbage should be buried.

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