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 Luton


Founded by the Saxons, with roots that date back to the 6th century, Luton’s industrial origins grew from agriculture to hat making. Newspaper printing arrived in 1854 and Luton was made a borough the following year. Today the town is full of reminders of the functional architecture from that time.


Just 30 miles northwest of central London, many people completely miss this pretty town on their way to the airport, however there is much to see and do. The 2 main local parks are stunning. Stockwood Park is over 100 hectares dotted with sports pitches, a golf course and historic giant trees. Wardown Park sits on the River Lea, with a suspension bridge dating back to 1908, the Daisy Chain Wall and the historic Wardown Park Museum.

Discover the Dunstable Downs and marvel at the spectacular site of the Chilterns, a scenic chalk range that runs diagonally southwest of the town or take a leisurely trek through the Barton Hills National Nature Reserve, famous for butterflies, a crystal clear chalk stream and its unusual wild flowers such as fleaworts, hair violets, orchids, greater pignuts and pasques which are in bloom between April and June.

Just east of the Luton airport, sits the 15th century Someries Castle, pass through its breathtaking gothic arches and the chapel remnants of this building, believed to be one of the first brick houses built in England. If hanging with the locals is more your style, every May Luton is home to the UK’s biggest 1-day festival, The Luton Carnival. Introduced by the town’s West Indian community in the 70s it turns Wardown Park into a vibrant and buzzing funfair of colour, food, local arts and live music. Luton is a proud and bustling borough of cultures, colour and history, with healthcare to match.



Intuitive waste segregation leads to reduced clinical waste costs  

If we were to unpack the current challenges with clinical waste management in the UK today, there are two fundamental challenges: 1. Not safe enough, there is a lack of clinical priority put on the way we handle clinical waste and pharmaceuticals in healthcare institutions, and 2. Not simple enough, it is just too complex to navigate and do it right.

Both of these oversights lead to risk exposure of healthcare workers and patients as well as cost blow-outs with over-segregated waste or compliance infringements.

Sharpsmart entered the market with a singular vision – safety for healthcare workers. Driven by this fundamental goal, we used innovation to address the issues that were impeding modern progress in clinical waste management – poor container design, lack of clinical education, insufficient quality and mobility of internal carts and trolleys, poor washing quality of containers that fell short of decontamination and sanitisation requirements.


"The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again, but expecting different results." – Albert Einstein

At Sharpsmart, we did “different” and that differentiation has set us apart around the world for our industry-leading clinical and environmental results. If you clicked on this page hoping to find a waste hauler that would pick up a yellow back at your dock – then maybe we’re not for you. But if you clicked on this page looking for a new approach to a system that’s not currently working and you want to get different results – we’re “your guy”. We do reduce costs for Luton healthcare facilities and we save the planet at the same time! All by delivering safer containment, improved waste segregation and smarter thinking.


Luton hospitals and GPs can expect the following from a partnership with Sharpsmart:

  • Waste disposal, collection and treatment expertise for all clinical waste streams
  • Education and training that is simple, adoptable and makes sense!
  • Simple segregation distinction for infectious and offensive waste streams
  • Traceability and audits that help you understand your waste volumes and costs
  • Reusable sharps containers with over 20 inbuilt safety features
  • Secure solutions for Pharmaceuticals and expired medications  
  • Quantifiable results (and accountability for us!) with agreed KPI’s
  • Local expertise for all aspects of safe waste management (and we can even offer some pretty good curry recommendations!... Papa J's for a start, you can't go wrong)



Infectious or clinical waste? Yellow Stripe vs Orange Bag? Treatment? Confusion? Sharpsmart leads with simplicity in cradle to grave waste management

What drives a clinician? Patient care. Not stopping to remember “which bin do I need to put this in” and “where will my waste go”. Hospital waste is a specialist niche and we get that, but beyond taking the pressure away and managing this piece for you – we’re also very passionate about empowering clinicians and healthcare workers to be informed and do better when it comes to their own safety and wellbeing around clinical waste. Regardless of how many waste streams and how much waste volume your healthcare facility generates, we provide solutions that protect healthcare workers and mitigate risk in waste handling and treatment. Here’s our method:

  • We talk to you and your team to understand exactly what waste streams you are generating
  • We help facilitate education on best behaviours and practices when it comes to waste segregation. We help you optimise and reduce costs!
  • We ensure the right container is in the right location to aid in segregation and safety
  • We implement. We set KPI’s. We monitor and we revisit. (quite simply, if we’re not delivering results, we hold ourselves accountable to fixing it!)



Sharpsmart understands the needs of healthcare facilities in Luton.
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.


Luton primary care facilities, nursing homes and hospitals deserve a local partner who is intimately familiar with their healthcare waste management needs. For over 15 years, Sharpsmart has proven to be the local partner that provides not only the safest container innovation for healthcare waste streams in the UK, but also the most advanced washing and sanitization technology. Our robotic decontamination process cleans to a microbial kill of 106 log and actively reduces the amount of single-use sharps container going to landfill. Luton is committed to green solutions and so is Sharpsmart.


As a family-owned business, we know how important it is to go home to your loved ones at the end of each day. That’s why our team is dedicated to increasing protection around clinical waste handling all the while eliminating complexity. Our clean processing plant is located in Rainham (just an hour up the M25) with some of the industry’s best at the helm leading the charge on compliance, responsible logistics and sustainable treatment. Learn more about our Green Operations here.