The COVID-19 regulatory position statement (RPS) only applies to waste from cleaning people or places infected or potentially infected with COVID-19.

It allows this infectious or potentially infectious waste to be safely stored and treated at a healthcare waste management facility.

You usually need to have the waste code 15 02 02* listed on your permit to store or treat waste coded 15 02 02*.  However, if you follow the conditions in this COVID-19 RPS, and your permit allows you to:

  • store waste coded 18 01 03* you can also store waste coded 15 02 02*
  • treat waste coded 18 01 03* you can also treat waste coded 15 02 02*

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/storing-or-treating-covid-19-cleansing-waste-at-a-healthcare-waste-management-facility-rps/storing-or-treating-covid-19-cleansing-waste-at-a-healthcare-waste-management-facility-rps