Many people think biohazardous waste only includes chemical waste and sharps disposal and removal, generated from laboratories and factories, however, this is not the case.
Biohazardous waste can also be waste from blood or body fluids for example, that are contaminated with potentially infectious agents and are classified as a threat to public. This type of waste can come from common households as well as healthcare professionals – for example in extreme hoarding cases.
A common problem non-experts face is failing to understand what is classified as biohazard waste. For example infected bedding materials can potentially be a biohazard and need to be disposed of safely. If in doubt, you should always contact a professional in the field, like the expert biohazard team here at Just Clear, to get some advice on biohazardous waste and ways to dispose of it.
The kind of non-commercial specialist biological clean-ups we handle on a regular basis may be upsetting to those who require these services, but we handle each job with expertise, care, courtesy and understanding.
Healthcare waste such as hypodermic needles and other medical items is commonly generated from hospitals but similar waste can also be from individuals. According to the Environmental Protection Act 1990, it is unlawful to deposit controlled waste along with household waste and this has to be dealt with appropriately.
These can include:
- Special disinfection cleans
- Suicide clean ups
- Vomit clean
- Faeces clean
- Flood clean
- Hoarder clearance
- Dead Animal Removal
- Pigeon waste removal
- Human waste clean
- Squatters clean-up
- Crime scene cleaning
- Blood clean up
- Flood damage including sewage cleaning up
Biohazard Clearance & Cleaning
Biohazard waste is a regular byeproduct of some industries. We have all the safety equipment to take away hazards such as human or animal bodily fluids, pest control, toxic spillage, clinical waste or crime scene clean up. The offending area will be cleared of all harmful substances and dangerous pathogens, disinfected and deodorised in the process. Nothing’s too unpleasant for our team. For specialist hygiene disposal needs, including hoarders house or flat clearance, let us know and we will dispose of them promptly and legally. This includes disinfecting areas contaminated by body fluids, disposal of rotten food waste, removal of offensive waste, void property cleaning or rapid sewage clean up.
Biohazard Sharps Removal
Usually originating in the medical or healthcare industry, sharps are anything made of plastic, metal or glass that can, or have been used to pierce, scrape or cut skin, and can be potentially infectious. This includes needles, syringes, vials, scalpels, dental wires and more.
As Government licensed waste carriers, everything we dutifully collect is disposed of legally and ethically by fully trained and seasoned waste experts at regulated facilities, with a report provided afterwards.