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 Ipswich


Along the River Orwell you can find Ipswich, one of England’s oldest maritime towns with a rich and diverse history. The modern town was originally Anglo-Saxon and during the Tudor period, a significant player in the wool trade - a fact well documented in the town’s museums.


Housed in a building dating back to 1881, the Ipswich Museum displays collections of Victorian era trinkets and is complete with a natural history exhibit that boasts a zoological collection. For a more tactile experience of what Ipswich was like in the olden days, about ten minutes out of town is Sutton Hoo - a burial site from the 7th century, also featuring an exhibition that delves further into the area’s Anglo-Saxon heritage. Today, Ipswich is considered one of the lovelier parts of Suffolk to live in, with shops and restaurants decorating its waterfront and drawing in crowds aplenty. Whether it's dining on a river cruise restaurant or seeing a show at the Regent Theatre, boredom is never an option.

If you're looking to pick up the pace, Anglia Indoor Karting will satisfy all of your adrenaline-junkie needs and when it's time to slow it down Holywells Park near Ipswich Dock is worth a visit. The woodlands and ponds create the perfect fairytale backdrop for a weekend outing, and the themed playground means endless fun for families.

Maritime yet modern, Ipswich has the ability to introduce visitors to entirely new pockets of British culture and history. All the while, their emphasis on healthcare remains a priority.



How do the NHS manage hospital waste?


In partnership with us! Sharpsmart is the industry’s leading clinically-focused waste management partner to NHS hospitals and primary care facilities in the United Kingdom with many Ipswich patient-care facilities entrusting us with their waste management contracts.


Sharpsmart was established in the UK in 2000 as an innovation-forward sharps container company, but quickly exceeded its original vision by expanding into all aspects of healthcare waste disposal, collection and treatment. Partnering with NHS hospitals across the United Kingdom, we have established waste segregation, compliance and efficiency programmes that dramatically reduce the costs, environmental burden and safety risks commonly associated with poorly managed clinical sharps, infectious waste and pharmaceuticals. Today with an operational footprint that services all of England and Wales, we offer British healthcare facilities a safety and excellence driven alternative to traditional waste management. Some of the achievements we have delivered to UK hospitals include:



What regulations apply to clinical waste management?

The governing bodies that oversee the safe and compliant handling, transport and disposal of healthcare-generated wastes include:

  • Environment Agency
  • Department of Transport
  • Department of Health
  • Health & Safety Executive (HSE)
  • NHS Improvement


The healthcare waste industry is highly regulated due to the fact that waste produced by patient-care facilities can often be infectious, hazardous or pharmaceutically contaminated. To this end, compliant solutions for packaging, transportation and disposal are paramount for safe management of all clinical waste streams. Sharpsmart operate facilities which are permitted by the Environment Agency and comply with the numerous ISO standards that we operate to. These facilities are regularly audited, and have an exceptional record when it comes to compliance. 


From NHS hospitals through to nursing homes, laboratories, pharmacies and chemists, Sharpsmart delivers an end-to-end compliance-driven approach to the safe management of all healthcare waste streams, and provides simple solutions to decomplicating segregation confusion between waste streams like offensive or infectious waste. 



We provide safe and compliant disposal of sharps, cytotoxic and pharmaceutical waste.

As a healthcare waste management partner, our services range from education and training, waste auditing, and waste volume benchmark reporting through to the physical service of waste pickups, treatment and disposal. Underpinning this approach however is a range of safety-engineered containers for the collection of sharps, clinical waste, cytotoxic waste and pharmaceutical waste that are scientifically regarded as the safest waste containers in British healthcare. Here’s some of their differentiating safety features:

  • Inbuilt temporary and permanent security locks
  • Contents are irretrievable with access-concealing safety tray
  • Impenetrable by sharps, made from the same material as motorcycle helmets!
  • Robotically sanitised after every fill to achieve a 106 log bacterial load reduction
  • Leakproof seal to prevent spillage or contamination
  • Reusable – prevents thousands of tonnes of plastic from landfill



Sharpsmart understands the needs of healthcare facilities in Ipswich.
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.


An hour from Ispwich is our clean processing facility in Rainham which provides clinical waste collection and treatment services for hospitals and primary care facilities across Suffolk. Sharpsmart disrupted the UK healthcare industry with the first reusable sharps container, and today stands as the proud recipient of numerous green awards for our environmental contribution to all aspects of healthcare waste management. Our non-incinerable waste treatment and energy recovery capabilities in our waste processing facility take this green approach one step further.


While safety and environmental commitment are at the forefront of everything we do in serving UK Healthcare – our approach is focused on service excellence and enabling our customers to focus on quality of patient care. Our commitment to our customers is timely and consistent waste pickup services and ease of doing business with us. Learn more about the operations that help drive our environmental and customer service impact.