Portsmouth residents urged to dispose of PPE properly after reports of gloves 'littering the streets'

CITY residents are being reminded to properly dispose of PPE after cleaning crews reported seeing 'more and more' latex gloves 'littering the streets.'

By Fiona Callingham
Monday, 27th April 2020, 3:17 pm
Updated Monday, 27th April 2020, 6:11 pm
The city council has warned people to dispose of PPE properly. Picture Portsmouth City Council
The city council has warned people to dispose of PPE properly. Picture Portsmouth City Council

Portsmouth City Council issued advice on how to dispose of all personal protective equipment after use to reduce the risk of spreading Covid-19.

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A council spokeswoman said: 'Our street cleansing crews at Colas are starting to see more and more latex gloves littering the streets.

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'We all need to play our part in keeping the streets clean and reducing the spread of coronavirus.

'PPE gloves and masks should be double-bagged, set aside for 72 hours, and then disposed of in your general waste bin.'

In Portsmouth recycling and rubbish collections are still running as normal as are food waste (in the trial areas), garden waste and healthcare waste collections. Bottle banks and carton recycling banks are still open.

However, bulky waste collections and the Great British Spring Clean free kerbside collection have been suspended. Household waste and recycling centres across Hampshire are closed.

Salvation Army textile collection banks and British Heart Foundation book and CD collection banks in Portsmouth are also closed.

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