Specialist Clean and Care are a licensed waste disposal company and can handle your sharps disposal and arrange needle sweeps.

What is a Needle Sweep?

Our sharp removal service includes needle sweeping, a process of finding and removing potentially dangerous sharp objects from your commercial or residential premises.

What are the Dangers of Sharps?

If a sharp penetrates or punctures the skin, it can spread bloodborne pathogens, which are directly responsible for transmitting blood-borne viruses such as Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C and HIV.

It is imperative that sightings of sharps are reported immediately, so that they can be disposed of by a trained professional. The disposal of needles, syringes, and hypodermics in a public litter bin or in household waste is dangerous, as they can be highly infectious. Our experts are highly trained and equipped with essential personal protective equipment to safely remove sharps and carry out a needle sweep. 

Our sharps and needle removal service includes:

  • Safe removal of needles, sharps and discarded syringes.  
  • Sharps disposal adhering to current health and safety regulations. 
  • The surrounding area is decontaminated and cleaned, to help eliminate any further risk of exposure to health hazards.

What materials do you put into a sharps bin?

The following items can be and should be put into your sharps waste container:

  • Syringes
  • Insulin pens
  • Tattoo needles
  • Hypodermic needles
  • Scalpels
  • Piercing guns/needles
  • Knives
  • Pins
  • Razor blades
  • Staples
  • Contaminated glass
  • Contaminated plastic

The safe removal of sharps is extremely important, if you come into contact with a discarded sharp it can pose significant health risks. Needles, syringes, and blades can often be found discarded in bins, toilets, and other public areas. Specialist Clean and Care North West Ltd provide a comprehensive needle sweep service, helping to ensure the safe removal and disposal of these potentially harmful sharps.