How to dispose of LFT kits safely

To dispose of the test kit safely, place all the items from the test and the plastic packaging into a bag and then place in your black general waste bin.

This applies whether the test result is positive or negative.

None of the plastic items or plastic packaging should be put into the green recycling bin or recycling sack. They are not recyclable in your kerbside recycling bin.

How to dispose of all testing waste in lateral flow test

Disposable gloves and disposable masks in the kit are not recyclable and should also go in the black general waste bin or sack.

Lateral flow test waste gloves and masks

Only the outer cardboard packaging and paper leaflets from the test kits can be recycled in your green kerbside recycling bin or clear plastic recycling sacks.

Lateral flow test waste papers disposal