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 Croydon


Croydon has come a long way since the times of the Norman Conquest when it was historically a part of Wallington in Surrey as opposed to the famous borough of London it is today.


In the 13th century it was considered one of the holiest places in the country, frequented by several Archbishops of Canterbury as a resting stop between Kent and Lambeth Palace. Croydon Palace was built as a summer residence the Archbishops used for more than half a century. Some of which are here to this day, laid to rest inside the stunning Croydon Minster, believed to have been founded in Saxon times.

Today Croydonians live in a city famous for amazing street art and great food. You cannot miss a stroll around St George’s Walk aka the Croydon Art’s Quarter, to check out the amazing murals or see how many of the 46 Blue Plaques you can find.

Feeling peckish? Surrey Street market started trading in 1276, during the reign of King Edward I and continues centuries later as a bustling hub of local produce and food traders with the best the borough has to offer. Still hungry? Discover many of the local pubs for great beer and grub or eat your way around Boxpark… Breakfast, lunch or dinner there is something for the savoury cravings or sweet tooth.

Given it’s just a little over 9 miles south of London, hitting the reset button in nature is easy thanks to the picturesque Addington Hills, which you can discover by tram or take a trip to Bromley and visit the Queen’s Garden, with dedicated play areas for kids and loads of local eateries nearby for hungry tummies.

Croydon Airport Visitor Centre, serves as a reminder of the crucial role Croydon played in both World War 1 and 2, at which time it was London’s main airport, mostly destroyed by flying bombs and rockets. It ceased all official capacity in 1959 and today stands as a monument to the past.

Great food, great people, great healthcare, it’s no wonder Croydon is one of the largest and most lively districts outside of central London.



Sustainable clinical waste management services for Croydon Healthcare Facilities

For over 15 years, Sharpsmart has partnered with clinicians all across the United Kingdom to implement clinical waste solutions that were rooted in ecology and safety. Croydon healthcare realise the importance of green choices and we are proud to work with them.

Like any engineered product worth its salt, we put our solutions through rigorous testing and make sure they were the best possible solution to manage healthcare waste. We have been fortunate enough to do several before-and-after case studies with partners to fully articulate the dramatic impact using Sharpsmart solutions can have on a facility. For example, one of our studies that was published in a reputable scientific journal, detailed a 400 bed acute Trust in Bournemouth that achieved an 86% carbon emissions reduction with the introduction of our Sharpsmart reusable sharps container system (Read the full study here). Most noteworthy results included:

  • Reduction of 157 tonnes of CO2 emissions per year
  • Elimination of 465,000 disposable sharps containers (purchase, treatment and landfill = eliminated!!!) over 10 years
  • Reduction in sharps injuries, staff labour and overall costs


A custom approach to medical waste management

Sharpsmart takes into account all the factors that make up your facility’s healthcare waste management needs

The set of solutions that may work perfectly for a dental clinic, won’t work nearly as well for a veterinary clinic or pharmacy – which is why Sharpsmart focuses on partnership and fully understanding your waste generation. Once we have that knowledge, our team works with you to implement sustainable solutions and services that simplify your overall medical waste management. Here are just a few of the services we deliver:

  • Bespoke educational material to increase your staff’s confidence when segregating medical waste
  • Reusable containment systems for a variety of waste streams from sharps, to clinical, and more!
  • Complete ownership of the cradle-to-grave process, ensuring your compliance
  • Total waste management
  • Regular audits and KPI management to identify areas of improvement and potential cost savings.



Optimising Clinical Waste Disposal through Education

At Sharpsmart we have seen the difference that confidence in healthcare waste segregation practices makes on staff, labor, and overall costs. Our team works with you to create bespoke educational materials that help support your staff in understanding the intricacies of clinical waste management.

We look at the whole picture of your clinical waste management system – it’s not just having a container and collections service. Sharpsmart will work with you for ideal container placement, container count, and education on the use of point-of-disposal systems – all pieces that, when optimised, lower costs and labor.



Sharpsmart understands the needs of healthcare facilities in Croydon.
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.


Although we originated in Australia, in 2001 you could say we heard “London Calling” and decided to extend our safe sharps container solutions to the United Kingdom. Since then we have continued to grow into a respected partner in the healthcare community – providing local service, education, and support to facilities. With over 15 years of partnership, we are proud to be Making Healthcare Safer for those clinicians in Croydon.


Our local team oversee every aspect of your service and collections to ensure the utmost compliance and care. They consistently deliver clinically-focused solutions and work with you to develop a waste management system that meets your site’s unique needs. To learn more about our local processing, visit our operations page here.