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

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Published 18 December 2020
Last updated 12 March 2021 +show all updates

  1. Added tables of waste codes for i) PCR test sites and LFDs for on-site workforce testing, and ii) vaccination sites.

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

  3. 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.


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