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 Rotherham


Perched on the River Don, this town was well known for its iron since Roman times, yet it was their rich coal seams that brought the Industrial Revolution to the area. Rotherham became home to some of the major iron and steel empires in the 18th century, exporting fittings for hotels, hospitals and naval ships around the world, with a steel industry that survived well into the 20th century.


Today, the town has loads to offer locals and visitors alike. Sitting within the green belt region, you can be at one with nature with a visit to the stunning Clifton Park, Minster Gardens in the heart of the town or meet the cute feathered locals at Thrybergh Country Park.

History buffs can step back to life in the 11th century with a visit to the picturesque Wentworth Village or the remaining ruins of the Roche Abbey. Rotherham Minster Church has served worshipers for more than a thousand years, its stained-glass windows and gothic charm are simply magnificent.

Hoober Stand is an 18th century icon, climb the 100-foot tower to be rewarded with breath-taking view of the English countryside, just watch for the local ghosts! Art aficionados can see some ancient graffiti left by prisoners in the crypt of the Chapel of Our Lady on the Bridge, Rotherham’s most historical landmark.

If you’re looking for a little magic in this muggle life, do NOT miss a trip to Grimm & Co’s Apothecary to the Magical. Established in 1148 by Master Graham Grim you can stock up on everything from ‘A Pinch of Happiness’, ‘Spiders’ Legs’, ‘Pixie Dust’ or even a new wand.

Rotherham is a hidden gem snuggled between Sheffield, Manchester, Leeds and York, with an ironclad history and a bright future and approach to health to match.



Sharpsmart drives waste segregation and cost reduction 

A pillar of our brand, is not only having the most innovative containment systems for offensive and clinical waste, but in driving effective waste segregation intiatives that drive environmental impact and waste management cost reduction. Working across the United Kingdom with some of the country's leading NHS hospitals and medical institutions, our industry expertise has redefined safety, movement efficiencies, infection control and waste management simplicity for hundreds of hospitals and primary care clinics. We made a splash in the healthcare waste management sector when we launched our fabulously yellow, reusable sharps container, but we didn't stop there... safety is imperative for more aspects of a healthcare facilities' waste management than just safe sharps disposal. With safety-engineered containers for clinical, sharps, offensive waste and pharmaceutical waste disposal and a digital education app that enables quick identification of the applicable waste stream, we empower clinicians to confidently sort and dispose of healthcare waste.  


Services Sharpsmart delivers to Rotherham NHS Hospitals and Trusts:  

  • App-based training, custom education posters and waste audits to drive healthcare waste segregation benchmarks 
  • Data and strategies to effectively segregate trash and offensive waste and drive clinical waste volume reduction
  • Compliant Cradle to grave waste management for offensive, clinical, sharps, pharmaceutical and cytotoxic wastes
  • Reusable sharps containers with over 20 inbuilt safety features
  • A single capable partner for the collection and treatment of all clinical waste streams including Controlled substances 
  • Service excellence and compliance qualifications backed by 20+ years industry experience 
  • Effluent treatment technologies that minimize environmental impact 
  • Quantifiable results with KPI Management 


Wouldn’t it be neat if your reusable sharps containers were emptied and processed using a fully automated robotic system that was peer-reviewed to completely decontaminate and santise? Well, when you partner with Sharpsmart that’s exactly what happens thanks to our independently tested “Washmart” system!


The process of how our Washsmart came to be is a key piece of our origin story, which actually began with a second-hand washing machine. Our CEO, Dan Daniels, sought to create the world’s safest and most eco-friendly sharps container while simultaneously developing a world-first standard of robotic washing, sanitization and decontamination. He achieved both goals! Here’s a bit of information on what we achieve through our washing process:

  • The highest levels of microbiological efficacy and bacterial load reduction using eco-friendly cleaning solutions and powerful jet-blasting hoses with steam technology
  • Complete removal of blood and other human-source soiling inside of a container
  • A sanitisation level that, when independently verified, was four times higher than required by the US’s Center for Disease Control
  • Parameters that ensure quality throughout the entire washing process from time, temperature and water volumes necessary to achieve the high standard of 6-log cleanliness





Sharps Containers with over 20 inbuilt safety features designed from feedback by clinicians like you. 

Our unique yellow, reusable sharps container was so innovative we named our organization after it! The Sharpsmart has become a recognisable feature in patient rooms across some of the country's leading NHS Hospitals and Trusts for a very simple reason - it is the safest sharps disposal container in the UK... actually, in the world! Wanting to design a container that truly met the needs of healthcare practitioners, we asked our customers what features were important to them. A few of the items noted, and executed into the final product were, no-touch disposal methods, impenetrable plastic, tamper-roof locks, bounce-free disposal, and leakproof seals. You can read about all the clinically designed features of the Sharpsmart here. This little container has featured in some pretty impressive case studies in driving safety and CO2 reduction outcomes, and won some significant awards - one of them was from the Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust, the Green Apple Award which achieved the following results: 

  • 91% reduction in Greenhouse Gases from the facility's previous disposable sharps container system.
  • Reduced landfilled waste by 13 tons of plastic and 1.3 tons of cardboard annually
  • Eliminated container-associated Sharps Injuries
  • Reduced sharps container and disposal costs
  • Ensured compliance with HTM 07-10 Safe Management of Healthcare Waste



Sharpsmart understands the needs of healthcare facilities in Rotherham.
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.


Less than 40 minutes from our clean waste processing facility and treatment plant in Normanton, Rotherham is one of our longest established service regions backed by a team of waste specialists, compliance experts and customer service professionals that are passionate about driving safety and sustainability outcomes.  


With a strong local presence, and scalability of transport and service infrastructure that is able to handle surge waste volumes and contingency planning, we have proven ourselves over 15+ years to be a reliable partner to Rotherham NHS Hospitals, Trust and independent patient care facilities. Learn more about our Operations here.