Homeless & transient encampments are becoming a more frequent challenge for communities everywhere. We understand the tragic plight of people who are displaced – many of whom are suffering with addiction and other mental health issues, and we’re sympathetic to their situation.
However, homeless encampments present a range of very serious public health concerns. Here are just a few of the most common hazards:
- Human waste
- Illegal fires
- Needles and drug paraphernalia
These public health hazards will often force local officials to take action to remove these encampments for the safety of the inhabitants as well as the general public.
At Trauma Services, our team of professional biohazard technicians will safely and securely remove and dispose of all items from existing homeless encampments. All biohazardous waste and materials will be safely removed and incinerated. We will also dispose of all trash, debris, tents, structures and other items left behind.
Removing a homeless encampment is not something that should be left to town or city workers. Only professional technicians with the correct PPE, training and resources to safely dispose of biohazardous materials should attempt such a cleanup.