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 Bournemouth


"Home of the UK's best beach" for the second year running. While the UK may not be the first area that comes to mind when you think of beaches, if you’re finding yourself seeking some British seaside fun, Bournemouth will have you covered. 

Cosily nestled along the South Coast, Dorset’s largest town was known in the 19th century as a haven for retirees and a health resort, thanks to its picturesque rolling hills and breezy seaside climate. The town is now known as a world-class tourist destination, with its “Seven Miles of Golden Sands” perfect for relaxing, playing volleyball and even partying.

For confirmation that Bournemouth is indeed an unmissable destination, look no further than its list of famous past holidaymakers and occupants - from Lord of The Rings and Hobbit creator JRR Tolkien, to Hollywood actor Christian Bale. The blue flag beaches are dotted with Bournemouth’s characteristic colourful beach huts, distinguishing the coastline from its counterparts and serving as a reminder of the town’s vibrancy. In addition to the gorgeous ocean waves, it’s no wonder Bournemouth continues to draw in surfing fanatics year-round.

For something a little quieter, head to Bournemouth’s cultural gem, the Russell-Cotes Art Gallery and Museum. Named after the one-time mayor of Bournemouth and famed philanthropist Sir Merton Russell-Cotes, the majestic estate on the cliffside was once home to him and his wife Annie, and boasts an incredible collection of pre-Raphaelite works - sure to drop the jaw of any art devotee.

Rich in culture, entertainment and leisurely lifestyle, healthcare is an essential jigsaw piece in the intricate and aesthetic puzzle of Bournemouth.


Bournemouth Clinical Waste Disposal leading with Infection Control 


As the only clinical waste disposal company that is focused first and foremost on safety and infection control, Sharpsmart is the best kept secret in the healthcare waste scene. We’re local, family owned and internationally accredited for having the safest sharps and clinical waste containers available to UK healthcare.  

Our story started with a singular vision of creating the world’s safest sharps container to reduce needlestick injuries. And… we achieved it! With proven results in over 2000 hospitals in the UK, USA, Canada and Australia including needlestick injury reduction, heightened cleanliness and decontamination standards, waste volume and cost reduction, and countless awards for sustainability results – Sharpsmart has benchmarked a new standard in healthcare waste management.


Clinical waste management for Bournemouth hospitals and primary care facilities

Our healthcare waste model takes into account every facet of the waste journey and how this will impact clinical and environmental outcomes. Starting with waste mapping and education, and ending with responsible transport and treatment methodologies – we handle it all. Here’s a few of the waste streams we can support as a total waste management partner:

  • Reusable sharps containers and sharps waste management   
  • Offensive, Anatomical and Clinical waste disposal
  • Cytotoxic waste disposal
  • Pharmaceutical Disposal, Hazardous Waste and Controlled Substances 
  • Chemical Waste and Radioactive Waste
  • Confidential Waste Shredding
  • Total waste management, i.e. we do everything!   

Yes you may be thinking that other companies provide these waste services… and they do… however unlike traditional waste management companies, we start with infection control -  delivering safety-designed waste containment and hands-free solutions that reduce cross-contamination and are designed for a clinical environment. We are also focused on environmental impact reduction, which means – reducing waste volumes and reducing costs.


Here are a few differentiators that make us “us” that you won’t find anywhere else

  • Family owned, our founder is still (35 years on) our CEO, visionary and passionate advocate for safer healthcare
  • Our reusable sharps containers have been peer-review acclaimed to be the safest sharps containers in the world
  • We implement healthcare waste reduction strategies to reduce costs and drive sustainability goals
  • We provide Clinical Waste Education to upskill clinical staff on best-practice waste segregation and compliance   
  • Through waste audits, quarterly business reviews and KPI management, we hold ourselves accountable to results  
  • We own the full journey – waste mapping, bespoke education, waste pickups, robotic container washing, treatment – it’s all us
  • Our people are simply amazing. Just wait until you meet them!



Protecting the safety of Frontline Clinical Staff 

35 years ago, our business was established with a single imperative – protect healthcare. From the AIDs epidemic in the 1980’s and the risk posed by needlestick disease transmission, through to the 90’s where HAI rose to the forefront of clinical focus, and in the last 20 years the emergence of Ebola, SARS and Coronavirus – our products, experience, expertise and passion stand strong – we are undeterredly here to make healthcare safer.

Our namesake “Sharpsmart” container is relied on by healthcare facilities across the United Kingdom to reduce sharps injuries and reduce infection risk through its hands-free operation. Designed in partnership with clinicians, our range of containers are designed with 13 safety features, including:

  • Gravity Balanced safety tray restricts hand-access  
  • Impenetrable plastic (made from the same plastic as motorbike helmets!)
  • Clearview window to immediately identify fill level
  • Temporary front lock for safe and easy maneuverability
  • Wide opening for safe deposition of large or bulky sharps
  • Overfill mechanism prevents overfilling
  • Leakproof seal eliminates leakage of blood or bodily fluids
  • Permanent side locks prevent tampering or pharmaceutical theft

Learn more about Sharpsmart’s innovative safety design here.



Sharpsmart understands the needs of healthcare facilities in Bournemouth.
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.


As an essential service provider to healthcare for over 20 years, we know that service reliability and logistical flexibility is one of the most critical components of clinical waste management. When Hospitals and primary care facilities experience outbreaks, they need someone on site able to pick up their waste “today” – not “per your service schedule, we will be out next week.”

Sharpsmart’s clean processing facility is located in Reading, just an hour and a half north of Bournemouth with a dense servicing route that enables us to provide waste pickups when you need them most. Our team are passionate about serving healthcare and have an intrinsic understanding of the pressures that hospitals, pharmacies and other primary care facilities face compared to other waste generators. In every aspect of our service, from pickups through to robotic container washing, manifesting, treatment and final waste disposal, we uphold the highest standards of safety, sustainability and compliance. Learn more about our green-focused operations here