The Sharpsmart Difference


  • We provide sharps and clinical waste containers designed by clinicians for clinicians! 
  • All containers sanitised through a world-leading robotic washing / decontamination process. 
  • Waste reduction and segregation initiatives reduce costs and improve carbon footprint  
  • Scheduling that supports your practice – you pay only for what you need
  • Eliminate disposal-related needlestick injuries with our advanced sharps safety systems 
  • Eliminate the purchase, incineration costs and landfill of one-time-use disposable containers
  • Local Reliable Service, Local Drivers, Local Treatment. No third parties 


  • Offensive and Infectious Clinical Waste Services 
  • Safe Biohazardous Sharps Disposal 
  • Pharmaceutical Waste Services 
  • Hazardous + Cytotoxic Waste Services 
  • Bespoke Education, Waste Audits and Segregation Training


Sharps and Clinical Waste Management in Blackpool


When it comes to seaside adventures and sun-drenched escapes in the UK, the Victorian resort of Blackpool is still a favourite! This little town on the Lancashire coast is perched on the Irish Sea in the north west of England and plays host to millions of holiday makers and adventure seekers each year.


Once the railway was built in the 1840s, Blackpool became a booming epicentre of entertainment. Complete with piers, pubs, fortune tellers, theatres and fish and chip shops - a beacon for the affluent and famous. Over the years Blackpool has hosted a number of celebrities including Frank Sinatra, The Beatles, Jimi Hendrix and even banned the Rolling Stones from performing after a riot broke out at their concert in 64. Since 2006 it’s been home the ‘Rebellion Festival’, the biggest punk rock festival in the world.

Everyone knows that a visit to Blackpool wouldn’t be complete without spending some time at Pleasure Beach, a one-stop-shop for entertainment. Brave the UK’s first double launch coaster the Ride Icon or the Big One, a 5 loop rollercoaster suspended over the water. The kids can meet Sponge Bob and Paw Patrol at Nickelodeon Land or play a couple of rounds at Adventure Golf. Blackpool Tower, Sandcastle Water Park, The Winter Gardens and the Blackpool Illuminations (aka The Lights to the locals) still bring visitors from near and far and if you need a little R and R you’ll find it at the stunning Stanley Park, just make sure you swing past the Italian Garden to enjoy the flowers and stunning sea horse fountain.

From pedal boats to putt-putt, vintage tram rides, fabulous theatre, promenades, piers and non-stop nightlife - there is something for everyone in this historic seaside town. Blackpudlians are as proud of their unique town as they are of their healthcare.


How is Clinical waste handled in Blackpool?

Sharpsmart has partnered with Blackpool healthcare facilities for more than 20 years delivering safety and sustainability-focused clinical waste solutions. Today we have transport and treatment capabilities across the United Kingdom to be able to service all patient-care facilities from hospitals to nursing homes and laboratories for all of their healthcare waste needs.


What is clinical waste? 

The 2012 Controlled Waste Regulations defines clinical waste as:

(a) contains viable micro-organisms or their toxins which are known or reliably believed to cause disease in humans or other organisms

(b) contains or contaminated with medicine containing biologically active pharmaceutical agent

(c) is a sharp, or bodily fluid or other biological material (including human and animal tissue containing or contaminated with a dangerous substance and waste of a similar nature)


Healthcare waste (aka clinical waste) is treated under specific regulations due to the risk it poses to humans and the environment. Sharpsmart have the experience, licensing and specialisation to manage all waste streams generated within patient-care facilities with a focus on infection control, and the solutions to ensure that clinical staff are protected, educated and confident in waste segregation. Here are some of the waste streams we manage:

  • Infectious and Offensive waste (think yellow lid and orange lid waste)
  • Pharmaceutical products and expired or partially used medications  
  • Sharps bins (syringes, needles and sharp instruments)
  • Hazardous sharps (medicinal contaminated sharps)
  • Cytotoxic and Cytostatic waste
  • Anatomical waste
  • Dental waste collection and disposal


Protecting the Safety of Healthcare Workers in Blackpool

Partnering with NHS hospitals and primary care facilities in Blackpool, Sharpsmart provides not only the safest sharps and clinical waste containers in the UK, but also a partnership-based approach that ensures that education, safe container positioning and compliance underpin everything we do.

Our commitment to UK healthcare guarantees:

  • Providing the safest sharps and waste containers to protect frontline clinical staff
  • Delivering hands-free disposal solutions that reduce infection risk
  • Delivering the highest industry benchmarks in environmental sustainability
  • All waste streams managed in a streamlined and efficient approach
  • Simple and transparent contracts with no hidden costs
  • Tailored service schedule that matches your facility’s waste pickup needs  
  • Waste destruction that achieves cradle to grave compliance
  • Education that drives cost and waste volume reduction within “your four walls


Sharpsmart’s Waste Segregation Solutions are designed to reduce clinical waste, divert plastic from landfill and significantly reduce costs


It really is simple maths – you take general trash and put it in a regulated waste stream like clinical waste, and you will quickly find that you’re paying a lot more for disposing of a coca cola can than you should be! At Sharpsmart we work from the inside out in understanding what is driving waste disposal behaviour. We audit bins, we map movement flow, and we work with clinical staff to deliver education that is simple to follow, doesn’t detract from patient care and is, quite simply, intuitive! Beyond compliance, here’s what else being savvy with waste segregation will deliver:

  • Massive environmental impact and reduced CO2 emission reductions!
  • Minimise risk of pharmaceutical misuse or unauthorised removal
  • Safety for downstream service staff in handling high risk waste streams
  • Substantial cost reductions in eliminating over-categorized waste
  • Confident staff contribute to a culture of environmental and compliance ownership  


We are confident in delivering waste segregation programmes that work just as well for NHS hospitals as they do for cancer centres or physicians offices. Engage us for a free consult today to see what Sharpsmart can do to transform your clinical waste management.


Sharpsmart understands the needs of healthcare facilities in Blackpool.
Contact us and see how we can help your facility better manage your sharps, clinical and pharmaceutical waste disposal.


01388 810 3130         REQUEST A QUOTE   



We service locally.


Less than an hour and a half south from Blackpool straight down the M6 is our Stoke clean processing plant which is the hub for all local waste management services in Lancashire. Our team of qualified experts in robotic washing technology, bin sanitisation, waste holding and manifesting, and treatment ensure that as much care goes into the back end of waste disposal as the front end of clinical mapping and service support.


Where Sharpsmart was once known only for its flagship yellow sharps container, our range of services now cater for the expert management and treatment of all waste streams generated out of a healthcare environment with industry-leading non-incineration treatment technologies that brings new environmental governance to the healthcare sector. To learn more about our environmental approach to waste processing, take a peek under the cover of Sharpsmart’s industry-leading operations