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Rubbish That Can Be Infested With Viruses and Bacteria

Most human infections are caused primarily with either bacteria or viruses. The spread of bacteria and viruses can’t be completely prevented. In fact, it is mainly the cause of secondary infections in hospitals. Exposure to contagious disease is unavoidable and expected particularly if you’re associated in the healthcare sector, rubbish removal provider and other related occupations. 

Whether you are directly or indirectly exposed to this infectious disease, always keep in mind that we are all vulnerable to infection. However, if we are diligent in following the universal precautionary measures, we will be able to minimise the exposure and eliminate any virus and bacteria thriving in our surroundings.

How viruses and bacteria enter our body?

There’s a wide range of passage on how these infectious diseases can gain access in our body by the following and not limited to:

  • Close contact with an infected person
  • Breathing in the exhaled droplets of cough or sneeze of an infected person
  • Indirectly touching contaminated surfaces e.g. doorknobs, tabletops, toys and light switch
  • Exposure to soiled items or bodily fluids of an infected person

Furthermore, in order to avoid these unnecessary exposures, always keep in your mind to follow the standard precautionary measures and good hand hygiene practices. 

Where do viruses and bacteria thrive?

  • Hospital or medical waste
  • Waste from patients with infections
  • Other healthcare soiled materials 
  • Soiled diapers

Areas in your home where viruses and bacteria can thrive

  • Refrigerators
  • Dishwasher 
  • Complex appliances e.g. blenders, food processors
  • Kitchen surfaces
  • Garbage disposals
  • Poultry and seafood leftovers
  • Sponges and towels

Virus and bacterial occupational exposure

It is inevitable that workers who are involved in the management of solid waste and healthcare sector are prone and at risk of exposure to these infectious diseases. 

The following practices and standard precautions can protect the spread of infections:

  • Proper hand hygiene practices
  • Proper training on the use of personal protective equipment (PPE)

The universal and standard precautionary measures significantly help our workers get rid of the occupationally-related infection. To further heighten your awareness, you can browse the Australian National Guidelines for additional information on the guidelines for the management of healthcare workers and occupational-related at risk for exposure to infectious disease. 

This guideline is essential to the healthcare sector and other workers who are directly exposed to any blood-borne activities.

How to reduce the risk of infection?

Staff and personnel should be provided with proper training in handling infectious waste and other contaminated rubbish.

Universal safety disposal for infectious waste

  • Wear personal protective equipment
  • Apply proper cleaning procedures on contaminated surfaces
  • Apply proper disposal and sanitation

When it comes to proper disposal and sanitation, you have to consider the following stages:

  1. Proper storage
  2. Proper handling and bagging
  3. Transportation and treatment

By following these stages of proper disposal, you are minimising the risk of exposure to others and the environment. And this is why it’s important to look for licensed rubbish removal provider, Kurt’s Rubbish Removal can provide you with a team of professional removalists to help you get rid of those infectious materials.


We are all susceptible to certain viruses and bacteria. But if we are persistent and keen in following the universal precautionary measures, we will be able to overcome this pandemic crisis. In addition, to minimise the risk of exposure, always discard your waste into a proper bag or container. Manage your waste properly and remove it on a regular basis.

Kurt’s Rubbish Removal can provide you with all your rubbish problems. We have a team of removalists available 24/7 to respond to your immediate rubbish removal needs. Give us a call today at 0428 255 438 and have your rubbish removed right away.


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