Keep Terrebonne Beautiful Releases Proper Disposal Guidelines for PPE
Thursday April 09, 2020 02:05 pm - 714 Views - Posted By Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Preparedness
Keep Terrebonne Beautiful issued an urgent call today for all Terrebonne Parish residents to properly dispose of cleaning supplies and personal protective equipment (PPE), including used sanitizing wipes, masks, and plastic gloves.
These materials are being used to protect from possible contamination from COVID-19. If they are not disposed of properly, we are risking the spread of this life-threatening virus.
Follow these tips to ensure you are properly disposing of PPE:
If a store provides wipes to clean off a cart, it likely has a trash receptable nearby. Make sure you use it.
If you are carrying your own wipes or gloves, make sure to properly dispose of used gloves, wipes, and masks in a trash receptacle at the store or have a bag inside your vehicle to place the items in to dispose of at home.
Do not pick up used wipes or gloves that are not yours, as they may be contaminated.
If you or someone in your household has tested positive for COVID-19, do not recycle your recyclables. Place them in a bag that is securely closed and discard them in your trash container.
Go to kab.org for more information about Keep America Beautiful.
For more information, see the full press release below.