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 Huddersfield


Sitting proudly in the borough of Kirklees in West Yorkshire, in between Leeds, Wakefield, Sheffield and Manchester is Huddersfield. While its roots date back 4000 years to Roman times, it’s famous for its role in the Industrial Revolution and as the birthplace of Rugby League.


Surrounded by picturesque countryside, in the valleys of the River Colne and River Holme, Huddersfield is predominately a manufacturing town, despite the University of Huddersfield being the borough’s largest employer. This pretty town has more than 1600 heritage listed buildings including some beautifully preserved Victorian architecture including the stunning Victoria Tower perched 997 feet upon Castle Hill and the Huddersfield Railway Station in St George Square, which after a recent renovation was awarded the Europa Nostra award for European architecture.

Want to escape from the hustle and bustle? Beaumont Park dates back to 1883 and is the borough’s first public park, dotted with flower beds, ponds, play areas, a maze of twisting paths and castle-esque gates right down to the rocky woodland known as Dungeon Wood. Alternatively, you can spend time wandering through the corridors of the Tolson Museum, which tells the story of this town from prehistoric times to the present, with everything from the “Bird Room’ to rare vintage vehicles.

Thirsty? This town has a booming ‘microbrewery’ industry, jump on the ale trail and discover boutique bottlers such as Magic Rock, Hand Drawn Monkey and Rat, which are making waves, and finish the day with a delicious Yorkshire dinner at one of the many local pubs or cafes. As the largest town of the Kirklees, Huddersfield has a rich past and a bright future with an attitude towards healthcare to match.


Offensive and Infectious Waste Management in Huddersfield 


One of the challenges experienced by UK healthcare facilities in the management of their clinical waste streams is vendor consolidation and specialist expertise. It’s difficult to find a single vendor that can effectively manage all waste streams generated from a cancer centre, long term care facility or pharmacy, and the complexity of managing multiple vendors for the streamlined management of all waste streams makes education and service standardization difficult at best.


This is where Sharpsmart comes in… a total waste management partner delivering Huddersfield medical practices serviced management of all clinical waste streams – cytotoxic waste, clinical infectious waste, sharps and hazardous substances – we can do it all with a focus not just on picking up waste from a loading dock, but through streamlined education and superior safety containers, a focus on waste consolidation, environmental output, and the safety of clinicians and patients.  

When it comes to Healthcare Waste Management, we do things A LOT differently

When you’re surveying the number of companies that manage waste in hospitals, laboratories or veterinary clinics, we’ll tick that box, but that’s about the only commonality that we share in the current competitive landscape. The other boxes are what drives our mission, our vision and our unrelenting passion to make healthcare safer:

  • Innovation that protects people / our safety containers for sharps and clinical waste collection SAVE LIVES. It’s a bold claim, but one that we can absolutely back.
  • Education that drives change / we work with you to segregate better and deliver education and reporting that enables you to make data-backed decisions  
  • Process that protects a green future / reusable containers, nationally leading non-incineration treatment technology, and a focus on non-clinical waste diversion – our business model is focused on environmental sustainability  
  • People focused on healthcare / we’re all about healthcare, not about waste. What does that mean? It means that we approach customer needs from a clinical angle, not a “back of dock” logistics exercise, and our team are absolutely focused on delivering clinical waste solutions that support patient care.  
  • A single partner / wherever you look, it’s us. It’s not “we’ll do this xxx but then we’ll outsource that xxx”. For healthcare waste in Huddersfield, we provide containers, drive education, deliver our trucks to pick up containers, and we treat the waste giving you full cradle to grave confidence and ensuring absolute compliance.  


A One-size-fits-all approach in healthcare simply cannot exist because every patient-treating facility has different needs.
As a business we have an undergirding promise to deliver solutions that directly impact needs. This means:

  • Right-sized containers for the clinical waste volume your facility generates
  • Pickup frequencies that mirror the waste volumes generated from your facility
  • Color coded containers to improve segregation and lower costs
  • Streamlined pickups for anatomical, pharmaceutical, clinical, hazardous and sharps waste  
  • Bespoke education material that can be customised to match the types of waste generated
  • A clinically trained and customer focused team that “know their stuff!”  
  • Lots of free resources that even if you don’t choose us as your partner, you can learn from our expertise!




Environmental and Fellow-Human Responsible Pharmaceutical Waste Disposal

Pharmaceutical waste handling and the disposal of partially used or expired medications is often thrust into the media spotlight for all the wrong reasons, i.e. when things “go bad” from human misuse of discarded pharmaceuticals, or the down-stream impact of poorly disposed pharmaceuticals in waterways.

Our industry-leading blue-lidded Sharpsmart container for pharmaceutical waste is hands-down the most secure pharmaceutical waste containment system in the UK with inbuilt safety locks and secure wall mounting to prevent unauthorised removal or hand access to enclosed contents. Designed in four sizes to accommodate the varying waste volume requirements of pharmacies, laboratories, hospitals and care facilities, our pharmaceutical Sharpsmart will reduce risk for healthcare workers and the environment.


Pharmaceutical waste we can manage for Huddersfield healthcare facilities includes:

  • Out of date pharmaceuticals
  • Partially used medications
  • Cytostatic and Cytotoxic medicines
  • Recalled pharmaceutical stock



Sharpsmart understands the needs of healthcare facilities in Huddersfield.
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.


Half an hour from our Normanton clean processing plant, Huddersfield is supported by local account management experts and operational and compliance personnel who are familiar not only with the regulations that govern west Yorkshire, but also local logistical and service considerations. From our treatment facilities in Stoke and Normanton, Sharpsmart have been serving West Yorkshire hospitals, laboratories, nursing homes and primary care facilities for over 15 years with the raison d’etre of Making Healthcare Safer.

With state of the art robotic container washing technology that achieves a 106 log bacterial load kill and patented alternative green treatment technology, we are focused on protecting not only frontline healthcare workers, but also the environment. Read about our story to understand the why of what we do every day, hear what our customers say, or find out more about our Green Operations page here