Sharps is the term used for any item with sharp points or edges that can puncture or cut the skin. This includes medical items but also broken glass or plastics. Sharps can cause injury and may carry the risk of infection, so it is important that they are managed carefully and correctly.
We manage the sharps disposal from clinical environments, laboratories, training centres, independent businesses and health and well being facilities.
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.