The Sharpsmart Sharps Container

The Sharpsmart sharps container system is driven by a single objective - To Save Lives. 
In fact, thousands of healthcare facilities across the United Kingdom rely on the Sharpsmart sharps container and Sharpsmart services to manage their clinical and sharps waste disposal. 

Studies compared across five countries demonstrate the Sharpsmart's proven ability to reduce sharps injuries by up to 87% in sharps disposal while decreasing infection risk through its hands-free operation. In notable medical journals, the Sharpsmart system has been regarded "the Safest sharps containment system in the world."  




Sharpsmart Sharps Container Safety Features


Safety Tray


The regular Sharpsmart collector is fitted with an engineered maximum sensitivity safety tray. The safety-tilt mechanism is activated by the weight of the waste in a single swing action, and releases away from the user to ensure safe disposal.

Access Plus

Unrestricted Access


Designed for secure areas where unrestricted deposit of sharps is required, the Access Plus collector features a full opening lid without a tray to provide full access to the collector. 

Safety at every step


The Sharpsmart system’s performance has been proven in peer-reviewed, evidence-based studies confirming significant sharps injury reductions and is voted “Best System” by healthcare workers.


Sharpsmart collectors arrived pre-assembled at your healthcare facility in bulk transport units; this eliminates staff time needed for assembly of containers, sharps injury risk from incorrectly assembled containers, and eliminates cardboard packaging.


Sharps containers should be placed as close as possible to the point of use. Correct placement of collectors is an important part of the success of the Sharpsmart system. A wide range of accessories and mounting options ensures a Sharpsmart collector is where you need it, when you need it.


Many healthcare workers suffer sharps injuries from overfilled sharps containers. Sharpsmart collectors eliminate this risk with their unique, gravity balanced safety tray which eliminates hand-access to contents and automatically closes when the fill-level is reached, thus preventing any chance of overfilling.


When full, Sharpsmart collectors are locked by engaging tamper-proof side locks which cannot be re-opened manually and can only be unlocked during Sharpsmart's robotic washing process. This security measure eliminates risk of unauthorised access to contents in storage and transport.


Sharpsmart is certified to United Nations PG2 specifications for Transport of Dangerous Goods. No additional packaging is required to transport Sharpsmart collectors on public roads. In transport, our purpose-built transporters ensure collectors are secured, suspended, and free from cross contamination.


Sharpsmart collectors eliminate over 28% of plastic and cardboard. All collectors are washed through Sharpsmart’s unique robotic Washsmart which ensures safe and effective sanitisation to an extremely high degree of microbiological efficacy with zero harmful chemicals. To reduce water usage, fresh water from later stages of the robotic process is recycled back for earlier-stage use.


At the completion of the Sharpsmart robotic washing process, a final 2 stage quality check ensures that containers are clean and fully functional. Sharpsmart collectors are made with replaceable parts; any damaged components are removed, sorted, and sent to plastic reprocessing plants to be ground down and recycled.

"Protects our staff, our patients..."

I could not have asked for a better transition to a product. The Sharpsmart sharps collector allows us to protect our staff, our patients and our visitors as well as our environment. 

Jack Rupert, Director of Environmental Services

University of Louisville Hospital

"No complaints"

Since the changeover to Sharpsmart, we have seen a major reduction in sharps injuries. The Sharpsmart container has a built in 3/4 full feature that prevents overfilling and is completely secure. The container is much stronger and thicker than disposables and you don't have to assemble them. I used to get complaints daily from various departments about our old system, I can honestly say I can't recall a single complaint about Sharpsmart containers.

Peter Clayton, EVS Director

Fairview Group, Minneapolis

"No Cleaning of Cabinets..."

The staff all love the ease of use with the containers. The EVS staff love the fact that they are single pieces and the lack of an outer cabinet like other systems that needs to be cleaned regularly.

Gary McDermott, President Comprehensive Waste Stream Consulting

Comprehensive Waste Stream Consulting

"Good Value for Money..."

We've used Sharpsmart for over four years - their products & services are excellent and good value for money.

Clare Topping, Energy & Sustainability Manager

Northampton General Hospital

"Everything is Brilliant!..."

The Sharpsmart sharps container is far superior to our previous bins, the built in lock is a favourite feature. Sharpsmart are always reliable, everything is brilliant!

Samantha Holmes, Dental Nurse

London Road Dental Practice