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With over 30 years of experience serving university hospitals, laboratories and medical research facilities, Sharpsmart is focused on delivering solutions that make sense from all standpoints of safety, sustainability, cost effectiveness and compliance. 

Industry experts in the regulatory compliance and governance of collecting, transporting and treating all hazardous and non-hazardous waste streams including GMO, clinical, anatomical and chemical waste, Sharpsmart eliminates the need for multiple vendors. With a range of engineered containment systems that have been developed in partnership with healthcare professionals to achieve optimum safety, indestructability, liquid containment and movement efficiency, and a comprehensive national service model that enables customised solutions for each facility we work with… we don’t just deliver an efficient and compliant waste service, we deliver a partnership that radically optimises the safety, labour, cost efficiencies and green ratings of your facility. 

Our waste service approach for laboratories includes: 

  • Managing costs associated with sharps, GMO, anatomical, cytotoxic, pharmaceutical and chemical waste 
  • Delivering compliance expertise in the handling and transport of hazardous wastes 
  • Conducting a full needs analysis to understand your facility and any factors impacting collection, storage or transport of waste 
  • Providing comprehensive training and education platforms to ensure all staff who come into contact with waste are informed 
  • Delivering an end-to-end commitment to sustainability and compliance, and monitoring performance and costs throughout the contract lifetime


The most innovative and cost-effective Research & Laboratory waste solutions in the UK


Sharpsmart's unique services deliver substantial cost savings. Our reusable containers eliminate the purchasing, assembly and disposal costs of boxes and disposable containers, removing a significant cost surplus from your clinical waste management.  


With containment systems to suit all locations and volume requirements, and flexible service scheduling to cater for each customers' waste volume requirements, Sharpsmart ensures minimum disruption to your facility.


Sharpsmart's container mounting and movement accessories enable sharps and clinical waste containers to be positioned at point of care with flexible options for wall mounting, bench mounting or mobile trolleys to wheel containers in and out of laboratory environments.


With Sharpsmart, you can know exactly what you are paying. With no hidden costs, no automatic price increases or contract renewals, and transparent customer service, we position ourselves as a partner rather than a provider. 


Choosing reusable containers dramatically reduces the volume of plastic and cardboard being disposed of in landfill, together with lessening CO2 emissions by the elimination of manufacturing and destruction. 


Experts in navigating the complexities of waste management regulations, Sharpsmart partners with healthcare facilities to ensure compliant practices are achieved through all waste handling practices, and facility risk exposure is minimised.

"I would recommend Sharpsmart..."

We have used Sharpsmart's reusable sharps containers since 2004 and have always been given a great service. We have just engaged Sharpsmart for total waste management and are hoping to showcase the Trust for the sustainable waste management practices we have achieved in partnership with Sharpsmart.

Steve Bell, Waste Manager

James Cook University Hospital

"Sharpsmart unrivalled for safety..."

You have discovered a great engineering safety device that is in the process of sweeping the nation.

Mike Smucker, Environmental Services

Kishwaukee Community Hospital, USA

"Willing to go the extra mile.."

Sharpsmart's service is excellent; their staff have a strong knowledge of clinical waste management and are always willing to go the extra mile to assist in any operational issues on site

Louise Wood, Estates Officer

Cumberland Infirmary

"Reduced Clinical waste by 58%..."

From switching over to the Sharpsmart system: in a 12-month period, we reduced our clinical waste by 58%. That in turn saved our organisation nearly £7,500 

Steve Egbert, CHESP, General Manager

Sodexo, Crittenton Hospital Medical Center

"Always there to help..."

The Sharpsmart team are committed to us as a customer and are a pleasure to deal with. I would highly recommend them.

Sandra Fenwick, Waste Officer

Northumbria NHS Foundation Trust