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 Exeter


Nestled between Plymouth and Bristol on the River Exe, sits Exeter, a city in Devon. In the Middle Ages it was a religious centre, thanks to the stunning Exeter Cathedral founded in the mid 11th century. It became famous for its wool production in the mid 1800s and despite devastating fires, bombings and floods over the centuries the city has rebuilt countless times to become the bustling business and tourist hub we know today.


The University of Exeter boasts 2 large campuses and is one of the city’s largest employers. The city also boasts a devoted sporting community thanks to successful teams across Ruby Union, Football, Rowing, Cricket, Squash and the Exeter Speedway, which formed a colourful part of the city’s past.

Culturally Exeter is bursting with options, being home to numerous theatres that host a myriad of dance and theatrical productions throughout the year. Every March locals are treated to a fortnight-long show of soul, blues, jazz, reggae and funk, courtesy of the annual ‘Vibraphonic’ festival.

Fans of classic literature will know why Exeter became a ‘UNESCO City of Literature’ in 2019. The Exeter Book, which originates from the 10th century is one of only four remaining manuscripts that document all surviving poetry composed in Old English and is safely guarded in the vaults of the Exeter Cathedral.

Exeter is a stunning juxtaposition of history stretching back to Roman times, dotted with medieval and Georgian architecture atop of pockets of cobblestoned streets. Throw in a pretty quayside, vibrant night life and you have a city unlike any other with an attitude towards healthcare to match.



Safety-first Clinical and offensive waste disposal solutions for NHS Hospitals, Trusts, and Nursing Homes 


A partner to thousands of hospitals and healthcare facilities across the United Kingdom, Sharpsmart delivers integrated waste pickup and consolidation services that drive infection control results, minimise patient interruptions, and reduce costs. 


Yellow bags, tiger bags, orange bags – clinical waste can be confusing to navigate, and this is especially true in a fast-paced patient care environment like a hospital where clinicians’ primary duty of care is to patients, not the efficacy of waste stream segregation. As a long-term partner to some of the UK’s leading NHS hospitals and Trusts, we operate an integrated service model that looks at healthcare waste management not just as a “bags go here” and bins are staged at the loading dock for “pickup here” model – we work with every customer to help them drive effective waste segregation practices, train staff on safety protocols, reduce environmental burden with plastic-reduction initiatives and drive efficiency and movement initiatives that reduce patient interruptions and lower the total costs of clinical waste stream management. We call it our “Four Walls Approach” – we start from the inside and work out, we don’t apply a one size fits all approach. 

Beyond our clinical expertise, let's not forget about local service support to our Exeter partners. We understand how important it is for facilities to be able to rely on on-time scheduled waste pickups and specialist expertise in compliance and hazardous waste storage protocols. At Sharpsmart we pride ourselves on a customer-service approach that is second to none. In practice, this means delivering services in a timely manner in adherence to schedule so healthcare staff are not waiting for us! It means delivering simplicity in our contracts, invoicing and pricing so your team don't need to waste calls. It means providing the safest sharps, clinical waste and pharmaceutical waste containers available to ensure your staff are protected. It means having a truck on the road when there's an urgent need and staff available to respond to local demands, and certificates of destruction delivered in a timely manner. It means delivering outstanding training and education materials to ensure your facility is compliant and achieving optimum levels of waste segregation and waste volume reduction. It means being committed to serve your patient care vision. 


Our commitment:

  • We will provide the safest sharps and clinical waste containers in the UK 
  • We will provide clinical waste collection and treatment services that minimise your environmental impact 
  • We will be upfront and transparent in our pricing and contract terms – no fine print, no indiscriminate price increases 
  • We will create bespoke waste education tools for your facility to drive best-practice segregation and safe disposal outcomes 
  • We will partner with you to drive clinical waste volume reductions and reduce your facility's waste management spend 
  • We will be a true healthcare partner that helps your facility to achieve the highest levels of safety, efficiency, sustainability and compliance.
  • We will hold ourselves to the highest level of compliance when it comes to managing your sharps, clinical, cytotoxic and pharmaceutical waste



We offer security focused service solutions for Pharmaceutical Waste Management.


Our pharmaceutical collection systems are tamperproof, leakproof and designed for medication irretrievability. To protect the compliance risk and clinical safety of frontline healthcare staff, we deliver products that acheive the highest security standards of any pharmaceutical waste disposal container in UK healthcare. Our pharmaceutical waste collection services include: 

  • Puncture-proof containers with overfill protection and Inbuilt safety trays to eliminate hand-access to container contents
  • Security-enhanced wall and trolley locking brackets to prevent unauthorised container retrieval
  • Easy classification of medications using our online verify database
  • Expert instruction on the segregation of hazardous and non-hazardous pharmaceuticals to drive cost savings 
  • Immediate cost reduction and risk mitigation 


Sharpsmart understands the needs of healthcare facilities in Exeter.
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.


Our clean processing facility in Reading supports NHS hospitals, trusts, and independent patient care facilities from Exmouth to Bristol and everywhere in between. With a fully staff clean operational facility that supports our fleet of clinical waste transport trucks with routes that span the south of England, we are committed to delivering expert, reliable and cost-effective clinical waste services to our full range of healthcare clients. At our Reading facility, we have a collective 120+ years of experience in servicing healthcare waste, with specialisation in specialised healthcare waste handling, treatment and navigating national regulations. 

While Sharpsmart started as “that little yellow sharps container company”, we have quickly proven our ability in managing the collection and disposal of all healthcare waste streams with non-incineration treatment technologies that put environment needs first. We’re committed to sustainable treatment technologies that reduce CO2 emissions and empower healthcare to reduce it's carbon footprint. As a specialist service partner, we are committed to delivering timely and consistent clinical waste management services and customer excellence support at a national and local level; working together to enhance patient care.