Hartlepool firm is on a mission to clean up needles

Peter Crowe, managing director, of FWS pictured with staff  Jamie Crannage, Andrew Bain and Daniel Ashton  Picture by Keith Taylor.
Peter Crowe, managing director, of FWS pictured with staff Jamie Crannage, Andrew Bain and Daniel Ashton Picture by Keith Taylor.

A growing Hartlepool firm has launched a new service to safely remove syringes.

Peter Crowe and Lee Caldwell, who run Focus Removals, have now launched Focus Waste Solutions after identifying a problem with needles.

We are on a mission to help clean up our region and helping to dispose of syringes found in areas where they shouldn’t be is one way that we can make a difference

Peter Crowe

The Graythorp Industrial Estate-based business has trained all its staff to NVQ standard on safe syringe removal.

Peter said: “We are on a mission to help clean up our region and helping to dispose of syringes found in areas where they shouldn’t be is one way that we can make a difference.

“We know there are some excellent charities out there who offer services to users to prevent syringes from being left in public places, however, it still goes on and the public need to feel safe when out and about.

“We have some business clients who turn up to their place of work and find syringes on their premises – it is essential that no-one touches them so it can leave a business owner with a problem which we can resolve quickly and efficiently. The future of FWS looks very exciting and there are plans to introduce more aspects to our business.”

Focus Removals was started three years ago by the two ex-servicemen.

It became apparent that there was a problem with needles being found at properties and owners didn’t know where to turn.

The syringe removal service is open to anyone who needs it, including residential areas/properties, business parks, commercial premises and public open spaces.

The company are so confident about the quality of their service, they are offering a free syringe removal service throughout March.