Disposal of waste from Lateral Flow Testing at home
To safely dispose of the test kit, place all of the items from the test and the plastic packaging into a bag and then place in your general waste bin. All items and plastic packaging from the test should go into your black kerbside bin for disposal. This applies whether the test result is positive or negative.
None of the plastic items or plastic packaging should be put into the recycling bin. They are not recyclable in your kerbside recycling bin.
There may also be disposable gloves and/or disposable masks supplied in your kit or used in the testing process. These items are not recyclable and should be put in the general waste bin.
The outer cardboard packaging and paper leaflets from the test kits can be recycled in your kerbside recycling bin.