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 Chesterfield


The former mining town, now market town Chesterfield can be found by the intersection of River Rother and River Hipper in Derbyshire. Known far and wide for the famed crooked spire of the Church of St Mary and All Saints, Chesterfield reigns as the second largest town in the borough, home to just over 104,000 residents. 


While the town does rest on an old coalfield, its industrial sites are barely noticeable and locals and visitors alike, flock there to enjoy the large 3-day outdoor market, one of the largest of its type in the whole of the UK, which takes place each week on its weathered, cobbled streets.

The Chesterfield Parish Church is the town's landmark attraction, or more accurately, its twisted and leaning spire is - while the twist was a common design characteristic for church spires of its time, its whimsical looking tilt can be attributed to centuries of the building's exterior expanding and contracting to warp the shape. Having been around since 1362, it's no wonder the structure has changed a little!

When you're wanting to get back into nature, be sure to check out Queens Park - just a short walk from the town's centre, the park is perfect for a family picnic or a picturesque stroll by the lake. Or discover the magnificence of stately homes and such as Chatsworth, the Palace of the Peak’, the Italian inspired gardens of Renishaw Hall, Elizabethan opulence at Hardwick or the fairytale mansion the locals know as Bolsover Castle.


Chesterfield Healthcare Waste Management that is Safe. 


You may know Sharpsmart as “the little yellow reusable sharps container” – we have made quite a name for ourselves by the revolutionary Sharpsmart container that has driven higher reductions in needlestick injuries globally than any other container system. But… you may be surprised to know that we do a whole lot more than make safe sharps containers!


Sharpsmart is the go-to partner for clinical waste management services to some of the leading healthcare hospitals and Trusts across the UK -- as well as hundreds of nursing homes, laboratories, dentists and patient clinics! As an integrated partner, we don't just supply medical waste containers - but we manage waste flow, education, waste collection, treatment and disposal for all healthcare waste streams. With five clean processing facilities across the UK, we have the capacity and expertise to collect, transport and treat all clinical waste streams (this includes pharmaceutical waste, anatomical waste, cytotoxic waste, infectious and offensive sharps, and for many UK hospitals and NHS partners, total waste management), but we also partner to deliver significant reductions in waste volumes, plastic, and overall environmental impact. Accompanying our clinical waste collection, disposal and waste treatment services, we “work within your four walls” to deliver solutions that can consistently deliver optimised waste volumes and costs. These include:

  • Our unique Verify app. A quick reference digital tool for quickly identifying which item goes into which waste stream.
  • Waste Audits. Assessing needs and ongoing performance of waste segregation. Providing corrective actions to optimise costs and compliance risks
  • Clinical waste Training. An array of educational materials is available to our customers to train clinical and frontline staff, in the form of posters, e-learning and on-site training.
  • Vacsmart. A unique technology that vacuum seals contaminated wastes and ensures outbreak containment  
  • Tracsmart. Through mobile scanning technology, we can report on any waste containerisation that falls outside of compliance, environmental and cost parameters.




Clinical Waste Disposal is just the start


Before we start a conversation around "what date you want your waste picked up" we start with understanding the unique needs of your healthcare facility. What wastes do you generate? Are your staff properly segregating waste?  What storage capacity do you have for clinical waste or sharps containers? Do you have any compliance risks with pharmaceutical waste? What is important to you in healthcare waste management? From here, we can engage our clinical trained staff to conduct audits and assessments on your facility that helps us to understand how we can reduce waste volumes, save costs, determine the right container types and sizes for your facility and work out the most cost effective service schedule. 


Waste Streams that Sharpsmart can manage: 

  • Sharps waste, Offensive and Infectious Waste 
  • Cytotoxic / Chemotherapy Waste 
  • Pharmaceuticals and expired Medications 
  • Anatomical Waste 
  • Surgical Device and Metal Recycling 
  • Dental Waste + Amalgam 
  • Genetically Modified Organisms and Lab Chemicals  
  • Confidential Waste, E-Waste Recycling, Total Waste Management 



Pharmaceutical or Cytotoxic Waste Disposal. It should be easy.

We understand there’s some nefarious “boogie man” connotations around the safe handling and securement of pharmaceutical drugs and medications…. But it shouldn’t be as hard to manage as it’s made out to be. A single partner that can manage all healthcare waste streams - we take full responsibility for not only waste pickups, but also for clinical, environmental and compliance outcomes associated with your waste program. Compliance – it’s on us. Education – it’s on us. Safe waste collections and manifesting – it’s on us. We know this business and we are really excited to drive UK healthcare towards a new standard of operational and safety excellence. 



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


01388 810 310         REQUEST A QUOTE      



We service locally.


At Sharpsmart, we benchmark ourselves against what we would expect from a service-based business – local support, reliable communication, and a team that understands and can cater for the unique and different needs of healthcare practices. Our clean processing facility in Normanton, less than an hour from Chesterfield, proudly serves hundreds of Trusts, hospitals and patient-care clinics with scheduled waste pickup services and integrated waste optimization programs. 

While Sharpsmart started as “that little yellow sharps container company”, we have quickly proven our ability in managing the complex collection and disposal of all healthcare waste streams with industry-leading containment systems, compliance expertise, and non-incineration treatment technologies that put environment needs first! As well as boasting the second largest treatment and service infrastructure in the United Kingdom, we have a skilled team of drivers, clinically educated account managers and customer excellence staff who are passionate about delivering a service that enhances rather than detracts from patient-care. Learn more about our Green Operations here