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 Derby


Perched on the banks of the River Derwent in southern of Derbyshire, Derby was coined Derventio by the Romans who first settled there. In later times the Saxons and Vikings evolved the city into a market mecca.


Its trade roots continued through time, playing a key role the industrial revolution thanks to cotton and silk trading. Today it remains one of the most advanced transport manufacturing hubs in the UK and traditional home to prestige aviation and automobile maker, Rolls Royce. As the UK’s most central city, Derby is a great place to visit and live. History buffs can stroll the Cathedral Quarter dotted with 16th and 17th century pubs, Georgian townhouses and the cathedral itself known as the ‘All Saints Church’, which has been home to some revered locals; a pair of Peregrine Falcons.

Step back in time and visit one of its 5 gaols, including the Derby gaol, a few doors down from the Pickford House Museum. Dating back to the 1750s many met their end here and it’s claimed to be one of the UK’s most haunted spots. Shift gears with a visit to the East Midlands Aeropark and discover an amazing collection of vintage aircraft including post war planes and helicopters, while F1 fans flock to Donington Park’s Grand Prix Collection which includes cars from McLaren, Williams and the Ferrari Michael Schumacher won the 2000 Canadian Grand Prix in.


Feeling peckish? Say “Ey up, mi duck” (aka hello) to the locals at Market Hall. Discover the region’s best local produce, as well as crafts, homewares and hot pyclets (a kind of flattened crumpet) that are delicious with sweet or savoury toppings. With such a long history and a focus on precision manufacturing it’s no wonder the people of Derby have high expectations of their healthcare.



Green-conscious sharps and clinical waste services in Derby

Derby and the surrounding Peaks district is our home; with a team in Castle Donington and Stoke, we’re very passionate about delivering solutions that protect our environment.

We’re a small but mighty team, employing 80+ staff across the UK, we were founded with the vision of making healthcare safer. But what does it mean? How do we make healthcare safer?

  • We provide the safest sharps containers in the world… (proven!.. and they’re reusable!)
  • We don’t just pick up waste at the back dock. We work with healthcare facilities to reduce waste and save costs!
  • We deliver training and education to empower clinical staff (and those handling clinical waste) to be safe, compliant and knowledgeable in the disposal of all healthcare waste streams
  • We put our money where our mouth is. We establish KPI’s, we monitor results, we audit clinical waste containers and we provide reporting back to you to ensure we deliver what we say we will deliver.


Healthcare Waste streams we optimise

We’re 100% committed to optimising (aka reducing waste volumes, saving you money and reducing your environmental footprint) the waste generation of all healthcare facilities we partner with. Whether a hospital, a nursing or care home, a cancer centre or a GP – we can deliver results! Here’s a bit of an insight into what waste streams we manage:

  • Sharps management (pharmaceutical sharps, clinical sharps, we do it all!)
  • Offensive, Anatomical and Clinical waste disposal
  • Cytotoxic waste disposal
  • Pharmaceutical waste collection and controlled substances destruction
  • Total waste management, i.e. we do everything! 


Our passion is to see the UK healthcare market move into a new modern era; upskilling clinical staff to be able to intuitively understand what waste should go into what bin, delivering clinically-designed containers that eliminate cross-contamination and hygiene concerns (introduction foot-pedal operated, hands-free containers stalk here), partnering with hospitals and primary care facilities to help reduce waste volumes, costs and GHG emissions, and bringing a human approach to the process. (you will love our people, they are genuinely amazing!)



We offer simple and safe service solutions for cradle to grave clinical waste management.

Clinical waste management comes in all shapes and sizes. Sure there’s the regulations and the compliance requirements… but then there’s also the options, do you want reusable or disposable sharps containers? Do you want a bin pickup once a month or every 6 months? Are your staff trained on pharmaceuticals and medication waste management or do you need some help? Do you even generate sharps? At Sharpsmart, our passion is partnering with healthcare facilities to make their healthcare waste stream management simpler, more cost-effective, and compliant. Here’s how we do it:

  • We understand what waste streams you are generating
  • We work on staff behaviours and waste segregation. Are your staff comfortable with waste disposal practices? Can we optimise?
  • We figure out the right containers (and locations for containers) that will deliver the best segregation results
  • Do you have any safety or environmental concerns? Let’s talk…
  • We implement. We set KPI’s. We monitor and we revisit. (quite simply, if we’re not delivering results, we hold ourselves accountable to fixing it!)



Sharpsmart understands the needs of healthcare facilities in Derby.
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.


40 minutes from Derby, our Stoke clean processing plant has serviced hospitals and primary care facilities for over 15 years. When we founded the plant we had a robotic washing machine and a lot of yellow reusable sharps containers. Today we have treatment capability to manage all healthcare waste streams and ensure the cleanliness and security of not only sharps containers, but also the treatment of pharmaceutical medications, cytotoxic consumables and clinical waste.


Sharpsmart is a family owned business focused on eliminating complexity in healthcare waste management. While we were put on the map for our reusable sharps containers which have changed the world in eliminating container-associated needlestick injuries, we are now regarded as one of the most innovative healthcare companies in the world for bringing clinical waste management into the modern era – driving results through healthcare education, clinical waste mapping, hands-free operated containers, and waste reduction solutions driven through a local approach.