The safe and controlled removal of needles, syringes and other sharp objects is extremely important as this type of waste can carry harmful diseases and if not removed and disposed could cause serious infections.
Sharps such as needles, syringes, and blades are often found in bins, toilets and public areas as well as abandoned houses and squats that are used by illegal drug users. The main risk associated with sharps such as needles and syringes is puncture wounds that allow highly infectious blood borne pathogens including Hepatitis B and HIV to be passed to the individual.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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
Our experienced team will remove all offending items and carry a visual sweep to ensure the area is safe and fit for purpose.
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