Disposing of needles, syringes, and hypodermics in public bins or in household waste is extremely dangerous to other people and animals.
Needles, syringes, and blades are sometimes referred to as sharps; they can be found in waste bins, public toilets and particularly vacant premises taken over as squats run by drug users.
Sharps pose a high infection risk if they puncture exposed skin, as wounds allow highly infectious blood borne pathogens including Hepatitis B and HIV to be transmitted.
The safe and controlled pick and removal of sharp objects is extremely important, in order to avoid serious infections.
Our A.R.C. Trauma Cleaning staff are fully trained to manage this sensitive service which can in some circumstances be carried out with the client in attendance.
We use specialised equipment to safely remove all sharps on surfaces and areas, removing the potential for infections.
We are a registered waste carrier, and any hazardous waste will be taken for safe disposal.