Offensive
Waste Disposal

We make it easy to navigate segregation of offensive waste  


When managed properly, offensive waste diversion serves as an effective way for healthcare facilities to compliantly reduce costs and drive sustainability outcomes across their facility. We can help you segregate better. 



As a waste stream particularly relevant for hospitals, physicians offices, care homes and private healthcare, offensive waste has largely been ignored by traditional waste companies because ultimately ‘diversion from infectious waste impacts the bottom line’. At Sharpsmart, our passion is restoring the balance of safe and sustainable healthcare waste management that reduces overall costs for hospitals and care facilities. Across the UK we partner with hundreds of healthcare facilities and hold a proven track record of driving significant waste, cost and environmental impact reductions. Our services are focused on: 

  • Clinical training, support, and healthcare waste solutions that provide ultimate efficiency and minimise distraction to patient care 
  • Transport, clean processing and clinical waste containment solutions that put hygiene, cleanliness and safety first 
  • KPI management that ensures the goals we set together are achieved and verified through quarterly performance management 
  • Education and waste segregation training tools that are simple for all clinical and portering staff to understand

 

Education and Segregation 

In accordance with (HTM) 07-01 standards, our approach to offensive waste management is firstly ‘education and segregation’. We first need to drive an understanding of what constitutes offensive waste and then introduce containment and processes that help deliver stronger diversion of waste from infectious waste streams, and facilitate segregation at the point of waste generation.

Right-Fit Solutions for Maximising your Offensive Waste Segregation

AUDITSMART

Understanding your waste compliance and segregation needs from on-site audits. 

VERIFY WASTE IDENTIFICATION

Online portal for easy waste categorisation aligned with your facility's waste policy.  

BAG TO BEDSIDE 

Segregation at point of waste generation with colour coded bags, labels and education.

"We've seen a 20% waste reduction..."

The introduction of the Bag to Bedside system has not only created a cleaner ward environment and more pleasurable patient experience, it has ensured that we have made significant reductions in both waste treatment costs and clinical waste output. Initial estimates following rollout show that we have diverted close to 50% of orange bag waste to the offensive and domestic waste streams, which has resulted in a 20% reduction in our costs for these waste streams.

Jeff Trevor, Waste Manager

University Hospitals of the North Midlands NHS Trust

"Exceptional Training..."

For a number of years I have had the pleasure of having Sharpsmart as a service provider and throughout the years I have been impressed with their commitment to customer service. We have not only been the recipient of good quality service, our staff have been provided exceptional training by informative and dedicated staff. Our questions and issues are always addressed in a timely manner and the team at Sharpsmart have always gone above and beyond our expectations.

Catherine Lockwood, Manager – Customer Support Services

Joseph Brant Hospital

"Sustainability is Incredible..."

We've used Sharpsmart for over four years. The traceable sustainability of the Sharpsmart containers is incredible.

Clare Topping, Energy & Sustainability Manager

Northampton General Hospital

"Vacsmart. Reduces waste..."

We use the Vacsmart system on multiple wards for both clinical and general waste and have found it to be extremely effective in helping to reduce waste volumes across both areas. As well as being environmentally-friendly, the system also helps to reduce waste movements and “portering” time – both of which are invaluable benefits for any healthcare facility.

Yeovil District Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

"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


Our Process of Engagement 

If you are interested in finding out how Sharpsmart can drive significant cost and environmental impact reductions through the introduction and/or management of your offensive waste stream, this is what 'next steps' will look like as we explore our partnership together.