Written by Megan Chamberlain
16 Jul 2020

Match Game: Healthcare Waste Containers

The era of dating game shows that begin with potential suitors shadowed behind a screen may be long behind us, but the concept of gaining a quick snapshot of details about your potential partner still entices all. Why not apply the style of the Match Game to your healthcare waste management containers?


Making a decision on which container and service provider best meets your needs can daunting. So, we’re putting it all out there for you! Below we lay out the main facts about all our reusable healthcare waste containment systems. Take a look and see if you find your match – or rather matches since you most likely have more than one healthcare waste stream that needs safe containment.

Plus, deep down, you kind of want clinical waste containers that are as good-looking as they are safe? We did that.

Alright, step right up and meet the contestants who are vying to increase the safety of your facility and make healthcare waste segregation easy through their vivid colours:



The Sharpsmart - the container that started it all

Waste Stream: Sharps Waste

Signature color: Vivid yellow body and lid

Sizes available + fill capacity: S14 - 14 litres | S22 - 22 litres | S32 - 32 litres | 

Best suited for: all healthcare facilities that generate at minimum 1.7 gallons of sharps waste every 6 months.

Fun Fact: The Sharpsmart sharps bin has over 20 inbuilt safety features that were designed using feedback from clinicians like you! Learn what makes this containment system so secure by clicking here.

Need more info? Learn more here.





The Clinismart

Waste Stream: Infectious Clinical Waste

Signature color: gray body and orange label.

Sizes available + fill capacity: M64 - 16.9 gal

Best suited for: All healthcare facilities that generate moderate to large volumes of red bag waste.

Fun Fact: The Clinismart isn’t into touching – in fact, it was designed to be a touch-less solution to dispose of infectious clinical waste. When paired with the Accessmart Trolley, the unit becomes mobile and can provide simple, point-of-use disposal with the touch of the foot-pedal that opens the lid.

Need more info? Learn more here.




Pharmaceutical Waste Container

Waste Stream: Pharmaceutical Waste

Signature color: yellow body, blue lid.

Sizes available + fill capacity: S14A+ - 14 litres | S22A+ - 22 litres | S32A+ - 32 litres | S64 - 64 litres

Best suited for: All healthcare facilities that generate moderate to large volumes of non-hazardous pharmaceutical waste and pharmaceutical sharps.

Fun Fact: The Pharmasmart puts the safety of your staff and clinicians first. This container can be mounted on a secure, locking wall bracket which adds additional protection against tampering. Similar to all the Sharpsmart reusable solutions, the container has both permanent and temporary locks too.

Need more info? Learn more here.




Cytotoxic Waste Container

Waste Stream: Cytotoxic/Cytostatic Waste

Signature color: Yellow body, purple lid.

Sizes available + fill capacity: S14 Cyto - 14 litres | S22 Cyto - 22 litres | S32 Cyto - 32 litres | S64 Cyto - 64 litres

Best suited for: Secure oncology environments and infusion bays.

Fun Fact: The CT64 provides point-of-use disposal when paired with our Accessmart Trolley. The foot pedal allows you to quickly and safely dispose of trace chemotherapy waste without touching any surfaces.

Need more info? Learn more here.




So now that you’ve met all the contestants – who are you vibing with? Which container would you introduce to your mom – I mean, friend in purchasing who helps make decisions on what containers your facility uses?

If you’re not quite ready to take the leap – no worries. Change is hard! However, please know that our team is always available to talk you through how each of the solutions above can positively impact your facility. All Sharpsmart solutions are designed to help protect you, the planet, and your budget. Reach out to us here if you want to continue talking.


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Megan Chamberlain

Megan Chamberlain

Compliance and Digital Solutions Specialist

With a little bit of knowledge about a lot of things and a quick wit, Megan was the recipient of the Sharpsmart Pun-Master Award 2017 and is the go-to girl for all things compliance.