Cancer Centres 

Safe, cost-effective, cytotoxic waste solutions for oncology settings  

With safety at the forefront of its solutions, more UK oncology centres and cancer hospitals are choosing Sharpsmart for customer-focused and cost-effective cytotoxic waste services. 



Given the potentially hazardous nature of cytotoxic and cytostatic waste, stringent regulations govern its collection, transport and disposal. Leading the way in compliance, the Sharpsmart Bag-to-Bedside system creates a point-of-use disposal solution that minimises risk of infection while aiding proper waste segregation. This system ensures the regular removal of cytostatic or infectious waste and safe cytotoxic sharps disposal. With various educational posters and point-of-deposition labels designed with an inutitive colour-coded interface to aid in correct waste stream disposal, Sharpsmart has a proven system that has helped many oncology centres improve waste segregation. This efficiency, and increased waste reduction, dramatically reduces overall cost, landfill burden and environmental impact.

With 30+ years of experience in healthcare, Sharpsmart has the solutions, licensing and compliance expertise to protect the safety risk exposure and regulatory responsibilities of cancer centres and other specialist healthcare facilities in the total waste management of trace and bulk cytotoxic waste. The sustainably focused Sharpsmart process encourages the highest level of ecology possible is attained through waste minimisation initiatives, innovative containment and service excellence. We are committed to the continued education of our customers and always providing regulatory guidance when it comes to cytotoxic waste disposal. 



The most innovative and cost-effective oncology waste solutions in the UK


Sharpsmart's unique waste management services deliver substantial cost savings. Our reusable containers and bag to bed system eliminates the purchasing, assembly and disposal costs of boxes and disposable containers, removing a significant cost surplus from your clinical waste management.  


Sharpsmart's movement and mounting accessories enable sharps, clinical waste and pharmaceutical containers to be positioned at point of care, enabling safe hands-free deposition in a fast-paced emergency or patient care environment. Options include wall mounting, bench mounting, static stands and mobile trolleys.


Our reusable sharps and clinical waste containers undergo a rigorous 6-stage robotic wash and sanitisation process that eliminates challenge organisms and proves a 106 Log reduction in bacterial load.


Our ecologically designed solutions positively impact sustainability targets, minimise landfill through waste reduction solutions, and help reduce CO2 burden for healthcare facilities.


Foot pedal operated accessories eliminate hand access and minimise odour expulsion; our vacuum bag sealing technology contains infectious waste from cross contamination, and clinically designed containers with inbuilt safety trays and secure locking mechanisms ensure potentially harmful or infectious waste is concealed.


Experts in navigating the complexities of local and national regulations pertaining to each clinical waste stream, Sharpsmart partners with healthcare facilities to ensure compliant practices are achieved through all waste management practices, and facility risk exposure is minimised.

"14% clinical waste reduction..."

Before using Sharpsmart, we were having issues with sharps bins not being correctly used, increasing the risk around sharps disposal. Through the introduction of Sharpsmart, the amount of clinical waste we send for incineration has reduced to 14% of our clinical waste – a saving of 10 tonnes per year – just by removing the plastic containers.

Yeovil District Hospital NHS Foundation 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

"Reduced Clinical waste by 58%..."

From switching over to the Sharpsmart system: in a 12-month period, we reduced our clinical waste by 58%. That in turn saved our organisation nearly £7,500 

Steve Egbert, CHESP, General Manager

Sodexo, Crittenton Hospital Medical Center

"Always there to help..."

The Sharpsmart team are committed to us as a customer and are a pleasure to deal with. I would highly recommend them.

Sandra Fenwick, Waste Officer

Northumbria NHS Foundation Trust

"Would recommend to everyone..."

We are extremely pleased with the service we are receiving from Sharpsmart. The sharps bins are a lot safer than what we were previously using and can be wall mounted really easily. Collections are always on time and consignment notes provided. We would recommend Sharpsmart to anyone and everyone.

Dental Elements, Leatherhead Surrey