Needles and syringes should be handled and disposed of in a safe manner.

What is a needle sweeping service?

Needle sweeping is a disposal or cleaning service of sharps, needles and syringes. Usually, these needles and syringes are discarded in public spaces after the illegal use of drugs. Due to the obvious risk of developing blood-borne infections such as HIV, hepatitis B and hepatitis C these sharp objects should be disposed-off properly under the guidance of The Environmental Protection (Waste Management) Regulation.

Needle sweeping service is offered where used needles syringes and sharps are found. EnviroForce disposes of needles, syringes and sharps in a puncture-resistant, rigid-walled, sealed container. Objects or equipment having sharp points, protuberances, or cutting edges capable of cutting or penetrating the skin are referred to as 'sharps'.

What if someone finds a used syrige or any sharp?

You should never handle needles or syringes if you are not a professional. You should phone us right away at 1300 373 785, and before you do, be sure to relocate any individuals and particularly children who are nearby.

  • Sharps should not be disposed of with ordinary garbage.

  • Needles/syringes should not be thrown down drains since they may be swept out to other places.

  • Do not flush needles or syringes down the toilet.

EnviroForce is accredited by the NAMC. Our technicians and hygienists have vast experience in this field. Our team is located across all major cities and areas of Australia. We can offer needle sweeping service quickly and can reach any part of Australia.

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EnviroForce is NAMC verified testing company and only provides drug testing and management solutions. We do not provide any kind of decontamination, remediation or cleaning services.

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