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 Middlesbrough


Known as Mydilsburgh in early Saxon times, after the settlement’s central location between Durham and Whitby. It wasn’t until 1829 when a group of astute Quaker businessmen purchased some land to build a new coal port that the town of Middlesbrough we know today, was born. 


Sitting in North Yorkshire, on the River Tees, it was one of the UK’s most important industrial ports. By 1850 thanks to the discovery of iron ore in the Cleveland Hills, ‘Ironopolis’ was born, bursting with foundries and factories. New streets formed to house the local workers. Theatres, clubs, libraries and pubs were built and its football club Middlesbrough FC (or The Boro as referred to by the local smoggies) was founded. By the turn of the century Middlesbrough was home to almost 90,000 people. Never in British history had any other town experienced such rapid growth, which earned it the nickname of ‘the oldest new town’ in England.

Today there is loads to enjoy in Middlesbrough from the beautiful Georgian style architecture of the old houses to the Palladian style of Ormesby Hall and Captain Cook’s birthplace. While the town centre is quite different from the one Joseph Pease and Partners planned, St Hilda’s is now the old town and Linthorpe, Albert, Corporation and Grange Roads make up the modern centre, bursting with shopping precincts, a university and bars. For a little more action catch a game at Riverside Stadium, discover delicious artesian food and drinks at the Orange Pip Market or go bungee jumping from the iconic Transporter Bridge.

Today, despite their best efforts to become a city, The Boro remains still remains a town proud of its industrial roots and great healthcare.



Middlesbrough Healthcare Waste Management Solutions  


Sharpsmart has been a permanent fixture in North Yorkshire since 2001 when we established our first clean processing facility in Spennymoor, just 30 minutes down the road from Middlesbrough. We are long-standing fans of the Karahi dishes of Jamals Indian Restaurant and may or may not finish our Friday night with karaoke at the La Pharmacie. This corner of England is very close to our hearts both from its culture, and the impact we have been able to have working with hospitals, nursing homes and primary care facilities in driving safety, sustainability and clinical outcomes.

Sharpsmart began as the “yellow sharps container company”, an innovative market leader focused on reducing needlestick injuries in UK healthcare facilities. Since 2001, the brand Sharpsmart has become synonymous with safety and environmental outcomes, as well as becoming a trusted clinical waste partner to thousands of hospitals and primary care facilities across the United Kingdom. To Middlesbrough healthcare facilities, it is our local reliable service and clinically focused offerings that set us apart from other healthcare waste management companies.


Our core offering for Middlesbrough hospitals and medical clinics

  • Waste collection, transport and treatment for all healthcare waste streams
  • Reusable sharps containers, cytotoxic waste disposal, pharmaceutical, anatomical, GMO and clinical waste management  
  • Segregation tools for hazardous and non-hazardous pharmaceuticals
  • Clear profiling and management of infectious and non-infectious wastes
  • Waste reduction solutions including our revolutionary vacsmart system
  • An expert team who can provide guidance on compliance, regulations and industry best practice


Bringing clinical waste management into the modern era


As a company we are focused on delivering our customers the highest standards of service, the most clinically-innovative products, and solutions that have the last environmental impact. As a service partner, we commit to not only delivering a service that seamlessly integrates with patient care, but driving waste reduction and clinical outcomes that reduce risk and save you money. To learn more about some of our cost-saving and green-friendly clinical initiatives, explore our solutions below:

  • Vacsmart Shrinkage | waste volume reduction technology
  • Clinismart | Our clinical alternative to a clinical waste bin
  • Bag to Bedside | Revolutionising hospital waste segregation
  • Sharpsmart | the safest sharps container in the world
  • Audits | we keep you on track with your waste reduction goals
  • Verify | Waste categorisation on the go, our mobile app for instant segregation



Cost effective Pharmaceutical waste management for Middlesbrough Hospitals and Pharmacies

One of the many specialist healthcare facilities we work with is pharmacies and chemists both independent and within hospitals, supporting to achieve compliance in the handling, disposal and treatment of hazardous and non-hazardous pharmaceutical waste and expired medications. Per the Health Technical Memorandum 07-01 (HTM-07-01), pharmacies are legally responsible for guaranteeing that their waste is properly segregated, labelled, and packaged for transport, so it’s essential to have a partner that is not only well versed in the applicable regulations, but also have compliant operational practices to manage the collection, transport and treatment back-end.


Sharpsmart’s range of pharmaceutical containers for sharps and expired medications are quite literally the “safest” in the industry. Designed with inbuilt safety locks, safety trays to prevent content retrieval, and secure mounting to prevent unauthorised movement, the Sharpsmart system protects the risk profile of Middlesbrough pharmacies and chemists in the management of pharmaceutical waste. Learn more here


Sharpsmart understands the needs of healthcare facilities in Middlesbrough.
Contact us and see how we can help your facility better manage your sharps, clinical and pharmaceutical waste disposal.


01388 810 310         REQUEST A QUOTE      



We service locally.


Local knowledge, expertise and customer service is our highest priority; as an integrated service provider, the ability to drive education initiatives, provide waste audits, and deliver meaningful regulatory advice all pivots on having a local team who understand facility and geography needs.


All Middlesbrough healthcare facilities are serviced out of our Spennymoor clean process facility located just half an hour from the city. With a dedicated team of customer support professionals, compliance experts, and operational staff, we are able to respond quickly to outbreaks and emergencies and provide on-site training for frontline clinical staff and waste handlers to ensure your team are equipped to drive best practice waste segregation and cost-efficient waste handling. Learn more about our Green Operations here.