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Hypodermic Needle Removal and Disposal

A hypodermic needle being placed in a yellow 'sharps' box.

If you require a hypodermic needle removal and disposal service for any reason, PestControl.co.uk can perform this for you. Our operatives are fully trained to safely handle used hypodermic needles, and other forms of 'sharps'. Get in touch for a free quote.

Hypodermic Needles and other 'Sharps'

Hypodermic needles cannot be disposed of in the usual way. If they are placed in a plastic bin bag, this poses a risk to anyone who subsequently carries that bag. Whether that is yourself, or the people who take the bag away and dispose of it.

It is also not safe to simply put the hypodermic needle in a can or plastic bottle before putting it in the bin either, as the needle could quite easily puncture the can or bottle.

As mentioned it is not only hypodermic needles which are a danger, there are a number of other 'sharps' which also have to be disposed of carefully. These include:

  • Razor blades,
  • Scalpels,
  • Glass.

Anything that is sharp could be a hazard. However safe hypodermic needle removal and disposal is particularly important because they are move likely to contain blood borne pathogens such as HIV or hepatitis, if the user had one of these conditions.

For this reason it is very inadvisable to attempt hypodermic needle removal and disposal yourself. Instead, you should contact trained professionals such as the ones from PestControl.co.uk to do it for you.

A hypodermic needle on the floor amongst rubbish.

PestControl.co.uk Hypodermic Needle Removal and Disposal Service

The operatives from PestControl.co.uk are fully trained to safely remove and dispose of hypodermic needles and other 'sharps'. This type of service is commonly needed by organisations such as property management companies, housing associations and local authorities.

Upon arrival, the first thing which we will do is perform a risk assessment. This will involve a survey of the area, noting any possible dangers.

Once the risk assessment has been completed, we will remove and dispose of the hypodermic needles or other 'sharps'. The proper protective clothing will be worn and every precaution taken to ensure the safety of our own operatives and everyone else in the area.

Hypodermic needle disposal involves using a 'sharps' box, which will then be taken to an appropriate disposal unit.

Once we have completed the service, you can be sure that there will be no hypodermic needles or other 'sharps' in the area we have been asked to clear.

24 Hour Service

We are available 24 hours a day to safely dispose of hypodermic needles and other 'sharps'. Since they create a biohazard, we recognise that it is important that they are removed as soon as possible.

Therefore please feel free to contact us at any time to remove and dispose of hypodermic needles.