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 Leicester


In the East Midlands of England, nestled by the edge of the National Forest lies Leicester. Sport, family, history and science all take centre stage in the city, and the trip out to Leicestershire countryside to see the ruins of Bradgate House and its herds of deer is an unmissable experience.


Leicester is full of attractions that yearn to teach you something new about a topic you might not have considered before, whether it’s learning about astronauts and space travel at the National Space Centre, bird spotting at the vibrant Tropical Birdland zoo, or examining ancient artefacts at the Jewry Wall Museum. Fancy yourself a bit of an adrenaline junky? Test your physical prowess at Leicester Outdoor Pursuits Land, with activities ranging from rock climbing and abseiling, to raft building and zip lining.

Leicester is also home to the life story of King Richard III (yes, from that Shakespeare play), whose remains were famously discovered as recently as 2012 - under a staff car park! The town has since built the King Richard III Visitor Centre to commemorate his short and dramatic reign and you can visit the medieval enigma himself at Leicester Castle where he has since been reburied.

The discovery of the King’s skeleton combined with 2016’s iconic Premier League win has put Leicester back on the British map, stronger than ever. And, with a dedicated healthcare sector employing more than 15,000 people, the wellness of Leicester residents remains a top priority.



The local waste management partner to Leicester Healthcare Facilities

Sharpsmart was founded in the 1980’s to eliminate the risks associated with clinical waste handling for frontline clinical staff. HIV was prevalent, needlestick injuries were on the rise, and waste disposal practices were antiquated and posed a safety and infection risk to both clinicians and patients. Fast-forward 30+ years and Sharpsmart is now one of the most reputable clinical innovation companies in the United Kingdom, with a proven track record of achieving unprecedented clinical and environmental outcomes through its safety-leading clinical waste management solutions.

Today, Sharpsmart delivers total waste management solutions to all sized healthcare facilities, from GP’s and veterinary clinics all the way up to laboratories, university hospitals and teaching hospitals. With clinical expertise in education, safety-designed waste containment, waste mapping, tracking, segregation and reporting, and the national infrastructure to support seamless scheduling of waste pickups and treatment across the UK, we are pioneering a new standard in healthcare waste management.



How to drive cost and clinical waste reductions? Waste Segregation… Here are the basics.

We have worked with thousands of healthcare facilities transforming their “any bin will do” approach to a standardized process that achieves:

  • Safety for staff and patients, minimising exposure to high risk wastes
  • Compliance adherence to waste-stream regulations
  • Cost reductions, reducing over-categorised waste  
  • Environmental impact reduction, reducing plastic and limiting waste going to landfill
  • Optimised pickup schedules, only pay for waste volumes your facility generates

Sadly there is no “magic pill” that achieves all of this, it’s a partnership working within your four walls to educate, drive staff behaviour, design service schedules that interface with your facility’s needs, and provide on-site containment solutions that make it easy for frontline clinical staff to dispose of waste correctly. Our confidence comes from the fact that we have delivered cost, safety and environmental outcomes for thousands of healthcare facilities and we know that whatever the size or type of facility, we can drive results.



Cytotoxic waste management for Leicester cancer centres

One of the many waste streams we manage is cytotoxic waste (otherwise known as chemotherapy or cytostatic waste), and we are proud to deliver the safest and most secure reusable cytotoxic waste containers in the United Kingdom .With leakproof, colour coded containers clearly designated for sharps and soft cytostatic waste, our cytotoxic waste containers eliminate bags, boxes and disposable plastic that is an all-too-common part of the cytotoxic waste stream.

Sharpsmart’s cytotoxic waste management solutions are supported by our industry-leading robotic washing systems that achieve the highest microbial load of any washing process in the UK; with all containers sanitised and quality-checked before redeployment to hospitals and cancer centres, the cleanliness of Sharpsmart containment systems are second to none! Find out more about our robotic washing process here.



Sharpsmart understands the needs of healthcare facilities in Leicester.
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.


At Sharpsmart we are dedicated to delivering the highest standard of customer service, and this is predicated on being local and close enough to support our customers’ on-site training and service needs. Less than an hour from Leicester is our clean processing plant, a systemised operational facility that takes pride in maintaining a clinical standard of quality control throughout the full waste processing journey, from robotic washing and clean refrigeration through to final treatment and destruction.


At Sharpsmart, our clinical focus extends not only to our interactions at a healthcare facility, but also to the “not so clinical” backend. We are dedicated to protecting our customers’ risk at every stage of the waste management process and none of this could be achieved without our inhouse compliance team, education experts, local customer service support staff, and an operational team that is customer and quality-focused.Learn more about our operations here.