Contaminated trash

Problem: Spread of germs and sickness from contact with used tissues, bandages, diapers, and other trash.


  • Use a covered, lined trash container.
  • You can also use a hands-free, lined container (e.g. step-can).  Do not use any open-top container as it will draw flies, rodents and other vermin.
  • Empty the trash daily or more frequently if needed.
  • For soiled diapers, use a foot-pedal operated container that is lined with a plastic trash bag.