Pharmacies & Chemists

Safe, cost-effective, sharps and pharmaceutical waste management 

With safety at the forefront of its solutions, more pharmacies are choosing Sharpsmart for its secure, compliant and safety-first sharps and pharmaceutical waste services. 



Sharpsmart’s pharmaceutical container systems are leading a new wave of healthcare waste containment designed first and foremost to PROTECT. We understand you are busy, so Sharpsmart partner with you to take the complexity out of correctly disposing of medications and non-hazardous pharmaceutical waste. 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. Pharmacies must also provide safe and secure storage for their waste while providing accurate documentation. Sharpsmart can help with every step of this process to ensure your facility is compliant. 


With over 30 years of experience in healthcare, Sharpsmart has the solutions, licensing and compliance expertise to protect the safety risk and regulatory responsibilities of pharmacies in the total management of pharmaceutical and other healthcare wastes. Through our Verify Waste Identification Tool we assist customers in categorising pharmaceutical waste and identifying what is hazardous. Providing education on proper waste segregation of medicinal waste, controlled drugs, prescription drugs, and cytotoxic or cytostatic waste is a priority and we are always happy to advise on best methods of disposal. We work with you to review, analyse and streamline your pharmaceutical waste stream and provide compliant collection, containment and treatment advice to ensure your risk is mitigated



The most secure, environmentally sustainable and cost-effective waste solutions for Pharmacies


Inbuilt container safety trays prevent unauthorised access, and permanent locking mechanisms eliminate risk of tampering, pillaging and misappropriation of discarded medications and controlled substances.


Dramatically reduced waste costs by customised scheduling, elimination of disposables and on-site solutions to effectively segregate hazardous and non-hazardous pharmaceuticals.


Through our online Verify portal, our customisable waste segregation platform can assist with the compliant identification and classification of all pharmaceutical waste at point of use. 


Our ecologically designed solutions positively impact sustainability targets, minimise landfill through waste reduction solutions, and help reduce CO2 burden for healthcare facilities.


High quality security cameras are installed at all Sharpsmart collection and processing locations to ensure complete visibility of all operations; as guardians of the cradle to grave waste responsibility of our customers, we take no risks in the safeguarding of high risk wastes.


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

"14% clinical waste reduction..."

Before using Sharpsmart, we were having issues with sharps bins not being correctly used, increasing the risk around sharps disposal. Through the introduction of Sharpsmart, the amount of clinical waste we send for incineration has reduced to 14% of our clinical waste – a saving of 10 tonnes per year – just by removing the plastic containers.

Yeovil District Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

"Reduces our footprint..."

The reason why we chose to use the Sharpsmart sharps container was due to the sustainability issues of being able to recycle the actual sharps bin rather than incinerating them and causing more issues with carbon footprint.

June Ayre, Infection Control Matron

George Eliot Hospital

"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

"Would recommend to everyone..."

We are extremely pleased with the service we are receiving from Sharpsmart. The sharps bins are a lot safer than what we were previously using and can be wall mounted really easily. Collections are always on time and consignment notes provided. We would recommend Sharpsmart to anyone and everyone.

Dental Elements, Leatherhead Surrey