We are living in an unexpected situation and our lives become worse due to the Coronavirus outbreak. There are many businesses and fields that get affected by the coronavirus pandemic, waste clearance, and waste management service also one among that businesses. Many waste management companies close their business due to coronavirus and some of them run their business under certain rules and regulations given by the local council.
The waste management business gets down due to the shortage of their employees and the risk of covid-19. Most of their staffs are in self-isolation, on other hand the volume of household wastes gets increases due to everyone is spending their time at home only for more time.
So, how you should be disposing of your household waste during the COVID-19 pandemic situation is a challenging task.
Check how to manage your wastes during Coronavirus Outbreak.
Reduce your waste:
The first tip for managing your waste is to minimize your household wastes by bringing less waste as much as possible. Here are few ideas to reduce your household waste during the covid-19 pandemic.
- Plan for your meal and get the things for that, so you do not buy any extra things that you do not need for your cooking.
- Try to cook a meal from what you have instead of buying ready to cook meals
- Compost your food wastes
- Buy loose tea leaves instead of tea bags
- Buy menstrual cup or reusable menstrual products instead of Napkins
- Use reusable cups and plates
- Don’t stock any extra food items maybe this will be outdated soon.
- Whenever going to shop bring a big shopper bag along with you.
Separate general waste and personal waste
If you have symptoms of the COVID-19 or virus infection. Then try to separate your personal waste from general waste.
The local council also published guidelines for waste management for those who are isolated at home with the symptoms of COVID-19.
The Guidelines are
- Personal wastes like a mask, syringe, tissues, clothes need to be separated from the general wastes
- Place a personal waste in a separate bag and tie it tightly.
- Place your personal waste separately in your home for 72 hours before throwing it into the bin.
- With the help of markers, put some signs on the personal waste bag.
Separate bagging and storing the personal waste 72 hours before disposing of safe the other people you handle your waste.
Check your waste management handle the COVID-19
Another major thing is to check whether your waste management ready to handle your wastes during the COVID-19 pandemic. To support clients, some of the waste management services like Quick Wasters, started to work even during the COVID-19 pandemic under certain rules and regulations.
Hire a waste management service who ready to dispose of the wastes safely during the coronavirus outbreak.