Clinical & Healthcare Waste may sound like it’s reserved for medical institutions but there is overlap with a tattoo studio. Clinical waste covers a range of different types of waste, each with its own disposal method.
What comes under clinical waste?
There are numerous different types of waste that are classified as clinical waste. Needles are one such type. Needles are also referred to as hazardous waste. This is because they are potentially dangerous and need to be disposed of carefully. This is true for all of the different variations of tattoo needle:
- Round needles
- Flat needles
- Stacked magnum
- Weaved magnum
The tattoo needles pierce the skin around 3000 times a minute and the tiny indent it makes in the skin, just 1mm, is enough to get the ink under the skin. The risk of infection is still great if the needles are not sterilised. Disposing of them correctly is very important in order to prevent the spread of harmful germs and bacteria.
Also classified as clinical waste are:
- Ink caps and leftover ink
- Ointment and its containers
- Protective gloves
- Cotton swabs and wipes
Each requiring its own bin for disposal to ensure risk of infection is minimised.
How often does the service come to pick up the waste?
Our service is fully flexible. This allows you to operate your tattoo studio without any disruption for waste collection.
To find more about our flexible clinical waste service, give us a call or fill in the form on this page.