Tattoo Waste Collection and Disposal

24th July 2017·Hints & Tips

NWR Hygiene Group specialises in tattoo waste disposal, making things easy for tattooists to stay compliant with all current legislation and regulatory requirements.

Our waste operatives are fully trained in the correct and safe handling procedures for Tattoo needles and related sharps; these items are fully regulated by strict legal guidelines to ensure that they are handled and disposed of safely and in accordance with the current regulations. Your duty of care extends to both staff and customers, so it is important that you use a company for your waste disposal who are fully appraised and updated with all current legislation regarding the handling and disposal of such items. Do not put the health and safety of your staff and customers at risk!

The regulations apply whether you are a mobile tattooist or run a thriving tattoo parlour, but we guarantee that whatever your status, we will deliver a professional tattoo waste collection service that is geared to your needs. After our initial assessment, we will provide you with the appropriate hazardous waste disposal bins together with a waste collection service that will take care of all of your business’ needs.

And remember, all of our quotes and site assessments are free, with no obligation to continue the process if you don’t like what we offer!

To ensure full customer satisfaction, we offer:

  • Flexi Service
    You set the collection periods and we pick up at the service periods that you set; and they can be changed to more or less frequency.
  • Comprehensive Waste Collection
    We are licensed to collect and dispose of a wide range of hazardous and offensive waster types, so we can offer a service that covers multiple service areas
  • Fully Auditable Process
    To ensure peace of mind, we will provide you with a consignment note every time we collect your hazardous or offensive waste from your premises
  • Fully Compliant with Regulations
    NWR Hygiene ensures that the waste bins we provide you with are fully labelled and secure in accordance with UK law

What Can NWR Hygiene Collect from Tattoo Parlours?

  • Tattoo needles and sharps
  • Ink caps and leftover ink
  • Leftover ointment and containers
  • Paper towels
  • Plastic protective coverings
  • Protective gloves
  • Used cotton swabs and wipes

How is Tattoo Parlour waste defined?

According to the Department of Health; tattoo needles and sharps are classed as “hazardous” and must only be disposed of in dedicated sharps receptacles with an orange lid. This is because waste tattoo needles and sharps can cause serious injury and potentially spread diseases or infections of the blood if they are not disposed of correctly.

Other tattoo-related waste is normally classed as offensive/hygiene waste by the Department of Health and should only be disposed of in accordance with the latest, stringent care and safety measures.

Other waste, including used swabs, gloves and towels must be disposed of properly, as improper disposal could lead to a variety of problems for your clients and staff, from skin infections to bacterial diseases, and with serious implications for the reputation of your business.

NWR Hygiene are specialists in the management of all types of waste in tattoo studios, ensuring that you are fully equipped and scheduled to comply fully with the Waste Management regulations.

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