In order to ensure the protection of public health and the health of workers involved in rubbish collection and disposal, as well as control Covid-19 spread and contagion, the Municipality of Lisbon has implemented a set of measures to ensure regular rubbish collection in the city.
The aforementioned measures have been implemented in accordance with the guidelines issued by the competent entities, namely the Portuguese Environment Agency, the Directorate-General for Health and the Regulatory Authority for Water and Waste Management Services, as well as the guidelines currently followed in cities such as Amsterdam, Paris, Los Angeles and Rotterdam, with which the Lisbon urban waste management services have been in contact during the last few weeks.
The Lisbon City Council has stepped up mechanical street washing operations across the city, with a view to ensuring better public space cleaning and disinfection, particularly near bus stops.
These measures also apply to waste collection vehicles and containers.
All rubbish produced by households with infected persons (or persons suspected to be infected) should be placed in resistant, disposable garbage bags, irrespective of quantity. Bags should be filled up to 2/3 (two thirds) of their capacity.
Masks and gloves should always be placed in mixed waste containers.