Based on inputs received from EU's Member States, stakeholders, and other services of the European Commission, DG ENV published the document "Waste management in the context of the coronavirus crisis".

The document suggests guidance aiming at ensuring a high level of human health and environment protection while maintaining the provision of proper waste management services.

Regarding the management of municipal waste, it specifies that in case the service has to be reduced, the continuity and sufficient frequency of collection of residual waste and bio-waste should be ensured.