Tattoo & Body Artists

Waste from tattoo and body artists requires special handling and disposal to ensure compliance with all relevant legislation. We offer a range of specialist waste services including tattoo needle disposal.

Tattoo & Body Artists

Stericycle’s experience serving tattooists and body artists makes us the preferred choice for your business waste management needs. We offer comprehensive integrated waste solutions including regulated waste streams. Our solutions include compliant disposal as well as recycling and reuse solutions to drive sustainability goals.

Discover the Stericycle difference:

  • Increase safety, compliance, and efficiency around biohazardous waste and sharps disposal with our variety of containers 
  • Reduce risk with leaders in managing regulated wastes supported by a robust infrastructure of expert localised team members, trucks, treatment facilities, and seamless vendor management

How we help

There are strict compliance requirements around healthcare waste. It must be correctly segregated, appropriately labelled and packaged for transport, stored safely in a secure place and described accurately on all documentation. But we know that you didn’t choose a career in body art to focus on the complexities of waste management - that’s our passion!

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Recommended Waste Disposal Solutions for Tattooists & Body Artists

Our solutions offer a variety of safe, secure, and compliant container options for the following types of waste generated in your facility. 

Sharps Waste

Example sharps include:

  • Example sharps include:
  • needles and razors
  • scalpels, razors and razor blades
  • phials, pipettes, test tubes, broken glass

Infectious Waste Disposal

Example infectious wastes include:

  • contaminated dressings
  • disposable gowns
  • clinical gloves
  • bed roll

Chemical Waste

Example chemical wastes include:

  • steriliser
  • disinfectants and detergent
  • inks

WEEE

Example WEEE includes:

  • tattoo machines
  • autoclaves
  • hi-fi equipment, televisions and fridges
  • computers, laptops, tablets and phones

Sharps Waste

Example sharps include:

  • Example sharps include:
  • needles and razors
  • scalpels, razors and razor blades
  • phials, pipettes, test tubes, broken glass

Infectious Waste Disposal

Example infectious wastes include:

  • contaminated dressings
  • disposable gowns
  • clinical gloves
  • bed roll

Chemical Waste

Example chemical wastes include:

  • steriliser
  • disinfectants and detergent
  • inks

WEEE

Example WEEE includes:

  • tattoo machines
  • autoclaves
  • hi-fi equipment, televisions and fridges
  • computers, laptops, tablets and phones

Why we're the perfect partner for you

You segregate

Segregate and store each type of specialist waste separately from your general waste

We collect

Either on an agreed regular schedule or you can contact us for additional or ad-hoc collections.

We treat & dispose

All your waste is compliantly and securely processed, giving you peace of mind.

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Compliant waste management is critical in the protection of people, the environment and our communities.

Poor waste management exposes employees, waste handlers and the community to infections, toxic effects and injuries. Such as air, water pollution, disease and needle stick injuries.

Failure to correctly segregate, store, transport and treat healthcare waste can result in pollution, prosecution, fines and bad publicity.

In England and Wales the mixing of waste streams is prohibited by law - the waste producer is legally required to correctly segregate, label, package and store their waste. In Scotland it is considered best practice.

The national colour-coded segregation system identifies and segregates waste on the basis of waste classification and suitability of treatment/disposal options.

When segregating waste you must consider both the appropriate waste stream (colour coding) and the appropriate packaging.