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

Department Of Health

December 24
13:52 2020

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Sets out information for local authorities about waste management for lateral flow antigen testing devices for COVID-19. It covers:

  • waste categorisation of each item
  • European waste catalogue (EWC) codes
  • likely management routes
Published 18 December 2020
Last updated 24 December 2020 +show all updates
  1. 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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