The safe removal and disposal of Needle Syringes and Sharps is extremely important as this type of waste can carry harmful diseases which could cause serious infections.
Needles, syringes and other sharps are often found in both private and public areas. For example, we have found sharps and used syringes in:
- Public toilets
- Waste Bins
- Abandoned houses and Squats
- Gardens and Bushland
- Hotels and motels
- Parks and playing fields
- Rented accommodation
Many of our clients are property owners who have been left with a rental property filled with filth, rotten food, urine and faeces, as well as needles, syringes and other drug equipment in their property. The tenants have usually been evicted or have run away, leaving the property owner with a serious mess to deal with.
The main risk associated with sharps such as needles and syringes is puncture wounds that allow highly infectious bloodborne pathogens to be passed to an individual including:
Therefore it is imperative that sharps are disposed of by a trained professional. Your first action should be to close off the area and prevent anyone entering the property. It is important to remember that disposing of needles, syringes and hypodermics in a public litter bin or household waste is extremely dangerous.
Needle and sharps cleanup services
National Trauma and Crime Scene Cleaning technicians are highly experienced and skilled at Needles, syringes and other sharps cleanup and bio cleaning of contaminated material.
Our technicians are on 24/7 alert for any calls that require the removal of biohazardous material and sharps cleanups. We have all the latest equipment and knowledge to safely perform sharps clean up to ensure that no-one’s health is compromised.
Our Needle and sharps cleanup services include:
- Removal of all needles, syringes, broken bottles, glass and other drug material from the scene
- Safe disposal of all contaminated and biohazardous material off-site
- Decontaminated and sanitisation of the affected area
If you find hypodermic needles and syringes in public places, be sure to report this to the police and to your local council, who will arrange for the proper collection and disposal of this dangerous material.
Call us anytime 24/7 and our emergency response team will be on your doorstep in no time at all.