Needle Syringes & Sharps Removal

It’s extremely important to ensure all used needles, syringes and other sharps are removed and disposed of correctly to prevent serious infections and other diseases.

Used sharps can be found in a wide range of public and private spaces, including:

  • Rental properties
  • Public restrooms
  • Abandoned houses, squats and other temporary residences
  • Bushland and public gardens
  • Parks and sports fields
  • Rubbish bins
  • Workplaces

We regularly work with property owners who have been left with a rental full of rubbish, including human waste, trash, used needles and syringes, and other drug equipment. In most cases, the tenants have either left suddenly or been evicted, which means that the owner has been left with the mess.

What Are the Risks Associated With Needles and Other Sharps?

Handling or coming into contact with needles and other sharps puts you at risk of puncture wounds, especially if they aren’t handled correctly. Even a seemingly innocuous puncture wound can result in a serious infection, such as:

HIV – HIV, or human immunodeficiency virus, causes AIDS. It weakens the human immune system, placing you at risk of cancer and other life-threatening illnesses. HIV is transmitted through bodily fluids, including via used needles and sharps.

Hepatitis B – This is an extremely infectious disease that can be transmitted through contact with the bodily fluids of an affected person, including via used sharps. It can cause serious liver damage, resulting in life-long complications and possible liver cancer.

Hepatitis C – Hepatitis C is similar to Hepatitis B, but it doesn’t cause the same serious symptoms. However, it’s still extremely important to ensure you’re careful around used sharps, else you risk contracting the disease.

Because of the high risk of disease, it’s extremely important to ensure all used sharps are disposed of by a professional cleaner. If sharps are detected, you should isolate the area and ensure no one is allowed to come into contact with them. Meanwhile, make sure you never throw used sharps away with the household trash.

Take Advantage of Our Comprehensive Needle and Sharps Removal Service

At Trauma Clean Australia, we specialise in all aspects of needle, syringe and sharps cleanup. Contaminated areas will be appropriately treated and any biohazards will be removed.

We’re available at any time of the day or night to deal with emergency situations. Our emergency cleanup team is on call 24/7, and we will attend your property with the latest sharps removal equipment to ensure everyone in the area remains safe and free of risk. Our services include:

  • The removal of all sharps and other drug equipment.
  • The disposal of all sharps and other biohazardous material.
  • The decontamination and sanitisation of all impacted areas.

Additionally, make sure you report any needles or sharps found in public areas so the appropriate authorities can deal with them.

Our Needle Syringes & Sharps Removal services are available in all Australian locations including Perth, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Brisbane, Canberra, Hobart, and Darwin.

Get in contact with our team and let us help you with all your sharps removal needs.