A COVID-19 Action Checklist for the Waste Collection Sector

This action checklist provides practical measures to help employers and workers in the waste collection sector to work safely, while helping to maintain business continuity and community sanitation during the pandemic.

Instructional material | 02 December 2020
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More than ever waste collection is an essential service that must continue as normal as possible to prevent waste from building up in times of crisis, including the COVID-19 pandemic.

Due to the functions they perform, waste collection workers may be more exposed than other workers to the contagion as they frequently touch surfaces that may be contaminated and face increased workloads.