To prevent accidental exposure, soiled bandages, wound dressings, garments and linens should be placed in securely fastened plastic trash bags. Larger items should be sealed in sheet plastic with strong tape. Make sure the outside of the bag or plastic wrap is free of visible contamination before being put in the trash. Trash containing these potentially infectious wastes should be stored away from pets and children until it can be picked up for disposal or taken to the landfill.
These procedures are intended for small quantities of bandages and wound dressings from a household only.