Guidelines on household infectious waste management
Guideline to guide the communities and household to prevent the transmission of COVID-19 by managing the infectious waste safely.
The COVID-19 pandemic has an impact on the increased volumes of waste from healthcare facilities and self-quarantine and households. Safe and efficient disposal of this medical waste is a critical component of a comprehensive response effort. Waste generated at home with COVID-19 suspect or positive patients such as medical masks, food scraps and food wrappers can potentially transmit the corona virus to others who in contact with theses such waste.
The Community Based Total Sanitation (STBM) provides guidance to community in handling solid waste at household level but it is not providing guidance on how to handle the infectious waste. The lack of information in community related to safely infectious waste management is become a problem during this COVID-19 pandemic in the community. Infectious waste produced by household with infected member is potential to transmit the virus to other family member and community who have contact with the waste. Therefore, UNICEF and Jejaring AMPL supported the Government to develop a simple guideline on infectious waste management at household. The guideline will guide the communities and household to prevent the transmission of COVID-19 by managing the infectious waste safely.
The document is only available in Indonesian.