Reduced operations by the councils, recommendations to stay at home and waste that accumulates at home: how to do it? Here, we’ll share some good practices to manage your waste during the coronavirus crisis. Can I still throw away my tissues? How do I get rid of my old furniture? So many questions that are usually trivial and, as a result of coronavirus, became a puzzle.
As of today, Australia has more than 6,500 people infected with Corona and 71 deaths. Compared to other countries, especially in Europe, these figures are relatively low. This is due to the early intervention of the Australian state through far-reaching measures and the extensive monitoring of their implementation. For example, entry into Australia was stopped early, the majority of all shops were closed, businesses were forced to move to home office and new rules of conduct such as social distance were imposed.
Fortunately, those industries that are considered essential, such as the rubbish industry, are allowed to remain active during corona times. So, how do we support the people in their homes while making the contact with our customers as safe as possible and avoiding the spread of the virus? Together with our customers we want to guarantee that waste can still be collected, while at the same time reducing the risk of spreading the virus.
If you have been working from home instead of going to the office in the morning for the last few weeks, you might have noticed the following: you produce significantly more waste than you would during normal times. So how should you act during these times, especially if you are showing symptoms?
- Make sure to wear appropriate protective clothing (e.g. facemasks, clean clothes etc.) when disposing of the garbage
- Disinfect hands and wear gloves when disposing of the rubbish
- Especially in larger housing estates, where many families share a garbage container, it is important to pay special attention to hygiene
- Lastly, we encourage to place masks, tissues and other hygienic items in small closed plastic bags before throwing them away.
If you follow the rules, you can avoid infecting other people in the house or people who come into contact with the garbage at a later stage.
Not rarely the isolation at home is also used to dispose of old furniture or other things. If you want to get rid of other things besides normal household waste, call us for a safe and secure rubbish removal service.
At Away Today we have adapted ourselves accordingly to the Corona situation. We are following strict advice from the Australian health department on social distancing, self-isolating and hygiene practices. Our employees have undergone a corona test, wear appropriate protective clothing and remove your rubbish with the least possible contact with you. In this way we can guarantee your safety and at the same time ensure that you can get on with clearing out your home during these unusual times.
Last but not least, remember to look out for the elderly and more vulnerable people of our society. Help older people and people in need during these strange times not only by adapting to these new rules, but also making sure they can stay healthy during their isolation.
Stay safe and healthy!