sharps removal

Reactive & Effective Sharps Removal

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  • Approved Licensed Waste Carrier
  • 24/7 Call Outs – Onsite Within 2 Hours

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Sharps Removal & Disposal

Used syringes and needles are a threat which, in our cities, can be just around the corner. This is precisely why used, discarded needles can pose such a health risk. In our experience needles can be found anywhere, in houses, under furniture, in under growth and litter or behind bins – all the places that someone unsuspecting may put their hand. This is using CleanSafe for correct sharps removal & disposal is so important, once we have removed any sharps the area will be treated with a medical grade disinfectant which will completely eliminate any bacteria and viruses.

Safe Sharps Box Disposal

Yellow sharps disposal binThe contaminated area will be isolated and sealed (if internal), and the bio-hazard team will remove all drug paraphernalia and needles. These will be put into a yellow sharps box which is then sealed and transported for incineration. All cleaning materials generated will be treated as clinical waste, and as such will be sent by us for incineration at one of our suppliers plants. As licensed waste carriers CleanSafe are trained to handle and dispose of all sharps (classified as clinical waste) and, perhaps most importantly, provide you with certification we have made the area safe, and provide you with and waste transfer paperwork for your file as required by the regulations outlined in the 1990 Environment Act.

Don’t risk your health!

Call CleanSafe today & speak to our experienced team, who can deal with your emergency & be on-site to removal sharps in less than 2 hours.

Call now on 0800 668 1268

Signs of Sharps and Needle Use:

You will not always see a needle on the ground and therefore be unaware that potential sharps may be present. There are however some tell-tale signs to look for, if you see any of these signs it’s time to give us a call and enquire about our sharps removal & disposal service:

  1. Orange needle ‘caps’ – These are small orange, cylindrical caps that are up to 1cm long and up to 5mm across. These are a sign that the actual discarded needle will be close by.
  2. Aluminium foil wraps or small metal spoons – Used to mix and prepare mainly heroin these show that drug activity is in the vicinity. Caution should be taken and experts called in.
  3. Small clear bags/cellophane – Often the packaging in which the drug is carried and traded. Again this in conjunction with the above is a very strong sign of drug use in that area.

Risks From Sharps If Not Removed

There are three primary diseases that are transmitted by used needles. These are Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C and HIV. All three are transmitted from an infected person’s blood directly into an uninfected person’s bloodstream.

“All in all, CleanSafe Services are a company that I would happily recommend to others and definitely use again.”

 Rating ★★★★★    

Sharps Removals – London