About infectious disease in conjunction with new coronavirus, the following notice was delivered on May 1, 2020 by Ministry of the Environment.
"(notice) about handling of refuse and the enforcement of departmental order to revise a part of the law enforcement regulations and smooth processing of refuse modifying new model coronavirus infectious disease about cleaning" (May 1, 2020 nichifukanjun*hatsudai 2005013, kanjunkihatsudai 2005011) (PDF: 227KB)
In addition, please confirm as you published flyer of Ministry of the Environment making to promote appropriate handling of infection waste.
To "all of the garbage made collection carrying task" (Ministry of the Environment flyer) (PDF: 479KB)
To "accommodation medical treatment all of you handling refuse of providing equipment" (Ministry of the Environment flyer) (PDF: 315KB)
About "refuse of new coronavirus" (Ministry of the Environment flyer) (PDF: 847KB)
We decided "basic policy of new model coronavirus infectious disease measures" now on February 25, 2020 because there was, and infected person of new coronavirus infectious disease that infection course was not clear in domestic plural number area pushed forward new model coronavirus infectious disease measures in the situation that occurred sporadically more in the government.
It is demanded that we continue business about processing of other refuse stably while waste disposal treatment being one of the essential services to maintain people's life, and processing refuse concerned with new coronavirus infectious disease appropriately.
Therefore, we would appreciate your noting the following matter so that new coronavirus infectious disease measures in waste disposal treatment are carried out appropriately.
１．About infection waste drained from medical related organizations
Handle based on "infection waste processing manual" appropriately
(all of the discharge companies)
・In the case of storage in facility, take necessary measures for putrefactive prevention about taking measures that are necessary so that there is not fear that other refuse gets mixed with and refuse which might decay
・In the case of discharge, perform necessary measures that discharge company should perform from the viewpoint of appropriate processing including putting in the container, and sealing up and thing that we display that it is infection waste.
(waste disposal treatment suppliers)
Be careful with demanding classification of refuse and other infection waste modifying new model coronavirus infectious disease without sufficient reason and special indication not to disturb continuous duties of these because it is necessary for it being necessary for waste disposal treatment supplier who received trust of processing of various infection waste not to limit to refuse affecting new coronavirus infectious disease to process appropriately without delay and medical care related organizations to continue extremely important duties such as medical care for various infectious diseases including new model coronavirus infectious disease without delay.
２．About refuse which does not correspond to infection waste exhausted from anyone other than the medical related organizations
According to "new influenza measures guidelines in waste disposal treatment", handle appropriately
At present, it is thought that infection course of new coronavirus infectious disease in the general situation is droplet infection and contact infection. Because this is similar to new influenza, about new coronavirus infectious disease, it is thought that it is possible to prevent infection by processing by method like processing of refuse concerned with normal influenza like new influenza measures. Therefore, it be thought that it can process without worker infecting if we collect without worker touching new coronavirus and carry and we dispose.
You do not disturb that you work to have followed infection waste based on the individual situation about refuse which does not correspond to infection waste, but when processing of the refuse concerned delays by arrangement such as containers which therefore are necessary, you take that risk in public sanitation might rather increase into account, and consider maintenance of the waste disposal treatment system which is service that is essential to maintain people's life enough.
※About other details, please confirm notice of Ministry of the Environment on date on March 4, 2020.
"(notice) about correspondence to secure processing capacity of industrial waste corresponding to new coronavirus infectious disease" (April 17, 2020 nichifujunkankihatsudai 2004171) (PDF: 99KB)
"(notice) about smooth handling of refuse affecting new coronavirus infectious disease on the basis of emergency declaration" (April 7, 2020 nichifujunkan*hatsudai 2004077, junkankihatsudai 2004075) (PDF: 200KB)
"(notice) about appropriate handling of refuse affecting new coronavirus infectious disease" (March 4, 2020 nichifujunkan*hatsudai 2003044, junkankihatsudai 2003043) (PDF: 185KB)
"nichifujunkan*hatsudai 20013010 issue, junkankihatsudai 2013027) (PDF: 81KB) on (notice) January 30, 2020 about conduct of new coronavirus measures in waste disposal treatment
"(notice) about infectious disease measures in conjunction with new coronavirus in waste disposal treatment" (January 22, 2020 nichifukanjun*hatsudai 2001225, kanjunkihatsudai 2001223) (PDF: 80KB)
"Infection waste processing manual based on method of waste disposal" (March, 2018) (PDF: 4,139KB)
"New influenza measures guidelines in waste disposal treatment" (March, 2009) (PDF: 759KB)
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