Anatomical Waste Disposal 

Reliable and secure service solutions for Anatomical Waste Management

With safety at the forefront of our solutions, we provide specialist anatomical waste services that protect the duty of care for healthcare facilities across the United Kingdom

Given the potential infectious nature of anatomical waste, stringent regulations govern its collection, transport and disposal. With over 30 years of experience in healthcare, we have the solutions, licensing and compliance expertise to protect the safety risk exposure and regulatory responsibilities of healthcare facilities in the total management of anatomical waste and can provide clear guidance on the distinction and segregation from other healthcare waste streams. As experts in all healthcare waste management, our team works with you to determine the correct containment, labelling and segregation instructions required for the type of anatomical waste generated from your facility - we're here to make it simple.


Sharpsmart act in accordance with the Human Tissue Act 2004 which regulates the removal, storage and use of human tissue. All of our clean processing facilities are secure sites monitored by CCTV and fitted with refrigeration to appropriately store anatomical and infectious wastes. Our range of containment options for the disposal of body parts, organs, and blood bags are rigid and leakproof.

Imposed under section 34 of the Environmental Protection Act 1990, the Duty of Care regulates that any facility who produces, stores, or disposes of waste must take all reasonable steps to ensure it is managed correctly. Furthermore that consignment notes and waste transfer notes are kept for any hazardous waste that leaves a healthcare facility. As a partner to hospitals and specialist healthcare practices across the UK, our commitment is not only to managing pickup of your waste, but ensuring that you are compliant with segregation and storage. Our Auditsmart KPI tools help optimise all waste streams; we perform a variety of audits that delivery accurate data on your container efficiency and waste segregation; by using photographic dissemination, waste segregation across streams is maximised. With this data we work with you to develop improvement plans to reduce labour during handling and disposal, lower total costs, and increase safety.


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Security and Cost-Management in Anatomical Waste Handling


Dramatically reduced waste costs by customised scheduling, the adoption of energy-saving inititives and green treatment, elimination of disposable containers and on-site solutions to effectively segregate anatomical, infectious and other healthcare generated wastes 


Save time and labour by disposing and segregating waste at point of generation. Our reusable sharps containers are clearly labelled and clinically differentiated to ensure the right clinical waste disposal protocols are met and your facility is protected in your cradle to grave waste responsibility. 


High quality security cameras are installed at all Sharpsmart locations to ensure complete visibility of all operations and secure refrigeration is locked on site. In our cradle to grave responsibility, we take no risks in the safeguarding of anatomical and high risk wastes.


Mobile cart and foot pedal operation accessories enable point-of-generation waste disposal; sharps and clinical waste containers are clinically designed to reduce cross-contamination and are processed through a 6-stage robotic wash and sanitisation process to eliminate infection transfer. 

"We've seen a 20% waste reduction..."

The introduction of the Bag to Bedside system has not only created a cleaner ward environment and more pleasurable patient experience, it has ensured that we have made significant reductions in both waste treatment costs and clinical waste output. Initial estimates following rollout show that we have diverted close to 50% of orange bag waste to the offensive and domestic waste streams, which has resulted in a 20% reduction in our costs for these waste streams.

Jeff Trevor, Waste Manager

University Hospitals of the North Midlands NHS Trust

"Reduces our footprint..."

The reason why we chose to use the Sharpsmart sharps container was due to the sustainability issues of being able to recycle the actual sharps bin rather than incinerating them and causing more issues with carbon footprint.

June Ayre, Infection Control Matron

George Eliot Hospital

"We can count on Sharpsmart..."

Implementation, staff education and after sales service is of high quality. We can count on experienced staff to address any situation we encounter.

Solange Arseneau, New Product Coordinator

Vitalite Healthcare

"Service is First Class..."

NCUH has been working with Sharpsmart for a number of years and have found the service to be first class.

Nicola Little, Transport Services Officer

North Cumbria University Hospitals NHS Trust

"Vacsmart. Reduces waste..."

We use the Vacsmart system on multiple wards for both clinical and general waste and have found it to be extremely effective in helping to reduce waste volumes across both areas. As well as being environmentally-friendly, the system also helps to reduce waste movements and “portering” time – both of which are invaluable benefits for any healthcare facility.

Yeovil District Hospital NHS Foundation Trust