We are the only company to offer a complete end-to-end sharps disposal service - from collection and transportation right through to treatment at our licenced facilities.
Stericycle’s Bio Systems containers are reusable UN-approved sharps containers that can be used up to 600 times after washing and disinfection, as opposed to single-use containers that are disposed after just one use.
We ensure that clinical waste is removed from site in a timely and efficient manner.
Once collected, the full containers are taken to the Stericycle treatment facility where they are opened, emptied and disinfected using an automated wash-line that features state-of-the-art robotics.
The disinfected containers are meticulously inspected and then reassembled before they are returned to the hospital for reuse. The clean replacement containers are supplied on a daily basis, which means there is no waste build up around the site.
The Stericycle Bio Systems service significantly contributes to your sustainability measures. We are proud to operate a completely self-sufficient wash-line at our premises. Our on-site incinerator provides the steam required to power the wash-line and robotics.
Additional benefits include:
Our Bio Systems service offers a range of benefits to keep your facility, staff and patients safe, including:
Furthermore, our unique disinfection process achieves a ‘Log 10′ reduction well in excess of the industry standard!
Our Bio Systems sharps disposal service provides significant economical benefits to its users through:
As the Bio Systems sharps disposal service is a complete package and not just a container, customers find the convenience unparalleled. Users can benefit from:
The judges felt that Stericycle Bio Systems is a sustainable service with demonstrated environmental benefits and real cash savings.
Steam produced by Stericycle’s on-site waste-to-energy incinerator is used to power the Bio Systems wash-line.
This creates a self-contained,self-sufficient and sustainable service.
"Stericycle’s Sharps Management Service has given our hospital the support needed to improve our risk waste segregation and therefore helping to manage disposal costs. Stericycle’s technicians proactively manage the exchange of all Bio Systems containers so our staff members can focus on patient care. This is a sustainable solution to our risk waste management, it helps reduce our carbon footprint and is compliant with the waste hierarchy Reduce, Reuse and Recycle."
Bojana Djordjevic & Vanessa Burke
General Operations Manager & General Services Lead, Hermitage Medical Clinic
There are a number of different types of containers that can be used to dispose of sharps, depending on which waste stream is appropriate. You can find the right types of sharps containers here.
Firstly, consider the appropriate waste stream that you require containers for - you can then contact us here to discuss.
Any item with sharp edges or points that are used to or can puncture the skin in clinical environments, laboratories, health and well being facilities and training centres. This includes medical items such as needles or scalpels but can also include glass or plastics. You can find out more information on which containers can be used for sharps disposal here.
Sharps containers are both reusable or non reusable. Blue lidded or purple lidded sharps containers can only be used once. Our Bio Systems containers can be reused up to 600 times, reducing environmental impact significantly when compared with single use containers.
The Bio Systerms Sharps Management service can be used by any large scale sharps producer, such as hospitals, laboratories and high volume premises.
Complete this NEW ENQUIRY form and one of our waste management specialists will contact you to discuss your specialist waste needs and provide a free quote.
If you are an EXISITING CUSTOMER please call 0333 240 4400 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to speak to one of our customer advisors.