Guidance: Coronavirus (COVID-19) lateral flow tests waste codes

Published 18 December 2020
Last updated 3 February 2021 +show all updates

  1. Under the ‘Likely management route/waste hierarchy’ column, added ‘energy from waste’ as the first option for swabs and cartridges or devices.

  2. Updated table of lateral flow test waste codes with following updates: likely management route/waste hierarchy made hierarchy of options clearer; Health Technical Memoranda (HTM) 07 01 Packaging made hierarchy of the packaging to be used clearer; likely management route/waste hierarchy added energy from waste as the first option for the disposal of personal protective equipment.


  3. First published.


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