Waste and recycling

Reduce and recycle household waste to save you money and help protect the environment.

Safe disposal of face masks

Dispose of single-use masks responsibly in the general rubbish bin. For safety, where possible, put it into a sealed bag before putting it in the bin to ensure others won’t touch it.

Don’t put disposable masks in the recycling. Most single-use masks contain soft plastics and cannot be recycled. They can also get caught in recycling equipment and be a hazard to waste management workers.

There's been an unwelcome rise in disposable masks littering our streets and waterways. Don't be a tosser. Always dispose of single-use masks responsibly.

Learn more about the types of face masks, how to wear them correctly and how to dispose of them safely.

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