During a pandemic, household waste can transmit infectious agents from one individual to another, posing particular risks for waste workers. Citizens, waste workers, and waste operators can all help reduce risks by taking precautions. GRID-Arendal has developed a set of infographics with quick tips for the safe handling of household waste during the COVID-19 pandemic for citizens, waste workers, and waste operators. The guidelines are general. If there’s a conflict between these guidelines and the health and safety rules where you live, follow the applicable health and safety rules.