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 Cambridge 


A famed University city known far and wide, Cambridge is home to some of the greatest architectural works and stories of British history. It’s no surprise that university tours are so popular here, providing an insider look at the grand campus (which dates back to 1209) situated in Cambridge’s city centre.


Also owned by the university is the Fitzwilliam Museum, a free-entry museum boasting an impressive 500,000 works of art. With its roots dating back to 1816, the grandeur of the Fitzwilliam is a testament to Cambridge’s dedication to art and history. Despite the city of Cambridge being compact enough to navigate pretty much anywhere on foot, cycling seems to be the favourite local mode of transportation. A perfect Sunday awaits visitors who wish to cycle over to the town’s Botanic Gardens, a woodland paradise perfect for the quintessential British picnic.

Equally as lovely would be a visit to Grantchester, just a couple miles south of Cambridge (and yes, that's very same Grantchester from the detective drama TV series). Walk along the River Cam and maybe pop into the Orchard Tea Garden for an afternoon break, and you'll be hard-pressed to not fall in love with this little pocket of idyllic English countryside. Of course, while you're by the River Cam, why not go for a punt? Punting, a style of boating, is one of Cambridge's most characteristic pastimes.

With an incredible number of Nobel Prize winners amongst the university's alumni and affiliates, alongside the modern-day status of Cambridge as one of England's high-tech hubs, the intellect and innovation of the city lends itself to a high sensibility for quality healthcare.



Making waves in the Cambridge clinical waste scene  

Sometimes tradition can be inspirational, symbolic and a legacy to carry on, like Cambridge’ rich educational institutions, but when it comes to clinical waste management, tradition and the “way it’s always been done” needs to get a modern makeover. At Sharpsmart, we see the future differently because we’re passionate about safety and sustainability, and traditional methods of healthcare waste management across the UK simply do not ascribe to the minimum standards of staff, patient and environmental safety.

So what clinical waste traditions do we forego in place of a higher standard?

  • Reusable sharps and clinical waste containers, eliminating plastic from landfill
  • State of the art robotic washing technology with the highest sanitation levels in the industry, “dirty” is no longer an acceptable clinical norm
  • Hands-free, foot-pedal operated bins, eliminating risk of cross-contamination
  • Tamperproof locks and secure mountings, removing risk of pharmaceuticals theft and drug abuse   
  • Methods that reduce waste and landfill impact, less waste = less costs, we know this goes against the grain of normal business enterprise!
  • Safety-Engineered containment, no “flimsy design”, no risky “repackaging”… healthcare waste solutions designed for the clinical environment   



Healthcare Waste Management in Cambridge doesn’t have to be complicated

We know that the regulatory landscape around clinical waste management can sometimes be confusing to navigate, and beyond distinguishing which colour bin waste should be disposed of into, there’s the differentiation between pharmaceuticals vs hazardous waste and the disposal exceptions imposed for X-Ray Fixers, Sterilising Agents and Dental Amalgam. At Sharpsmart, we are committed to making healthcare waste management simple to understand and easy to manage. With service options scalable to all sized facilities from nursing homes and cancer centers to laboratories and hospitals – we get that your focus is patient care! We want to empower you to do this well. Our clinical waste management offering includes:

  • Fast, flexible and reliable clinical waste pickup scheduling
  • Hassle free contracts and clear transparent pricing
  • Solutions for all healthcare waste streams including GMO and chemical waste
  • Reusable sharps, clinical and cytotoxic waste containers
  • Security designed pharmaceutical waste management  
  • Audits and KPI deliverables to track waste reduction and cost management





Anatomical waste disposal
Secure, Contained Solutions that protect duty of care

Potentially infectious waste… you have our attention. Any waste stream that has the potential to cause harm to humans or the environment needs to be treated correctly. Without fear-mongering, we treat our duty of care seriously and act in accordance with the Human Tissue Act 2004 which regulates the storage, removal and use of human tissue. All Sharpsmart containment options for the disposal of anatomical and infectious waste are rigid and leakproof, and our clean processing facilities are secured with CCTV monitoring and on-site refrigeration.

As partners to hospitals and primary care facilities, and specialists in the management of infectious waste, our commitment is not only in managing waste collection and pickups but also ensuring that our customers are compliant and protected in their cradle to grave responsibilities. Learn more about our integrated approach for Hospital Waste Management here.   


Sharpsmart understands the needs of healthcare facilities in Cambridge.
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.


In 2001 we extended our dream of populating healthcare worldwide with the safest sharps containment system in the world, by setting down roots in the United Kingdom. We never expected to become one of the country’s most trusted and reputable healthcare waste management companies, we just wanted to make sure our safety system made its way into every hospital and primary care facility in the UK.


We are proud of our 15+ year history partnering with Cambridge healthcare facilities to not only drive needlestick injury reductions, but to transform archaic clinical waste management practices. We have made a difference! And we know a large part of this is attributed to our amazing operational and administrative staff that are passionate about the Sharpsmart vision. With local service and treatment, we own the customer experience as if it were our own business, and are committed to delivering reliable and clinically-focused solutions to our Cambridge customers. To learn more about our local processing, visit our operations page here.