You can download a simple instruction sheet on how to dispose of face masks, gloves and other gear, at the Environment Protection Authority Victoria (EPA) website.

EPA’s fact sheet, Disposing of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) at home and in the workplace, is available at epa.vic.gov.au/about-epa/publications/1898

The instruction sheet shows how to dispose of PPE, from:

Households
Workplaces
High risk industries

Industries classified as high risk in metropolitan Melbourne include abattoirs and meat processing facilities, construction sites, medical and pharmaceutical supply, seafood and poultry processing, supermarket distribution and warehousing/distribution. 

An important tip for everyone: Don’t dispose of face masks or other PPE in recycling bins.


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

EPA’s fact sheet, Disposing of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) at home and
in the workplace, is available at epa.vic.gov.au/about-epa/publications/1898

For the latest advice and updates on coronavirus (COVID-19) in Victoria visit coronavirus.vic.gov.au

Reviewed 4 August 2021