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 St Helens


Explore England’s North West via St. Helens, a large town in Merseyside well known for coal mining and glassmaking during the Industrial Revolution. St. Helens was formed in the 19th century, an amalgamation of the towns Eccleston, Windle, Parr and Sutton, and today boasts a population of close to 180,000. Although the coal mines of St. Helens were closed in the 20th century, some live on as country parks, remaining landmark tourist hotspots and highlighting the rich story of the town.  


Similarly the town’s history of glassmaking is celebrated to this day, particularly in the glass manufacturer Pilkington’s ‘World of Glass’ - a museum featuring stunning and ornate glass works extending back to the 17th century at a former Pilkington factory. Want to get more hands-on? The Glass Roots Gallery takes your experience as a visitor one step further, offering glassblowing courses so you can take home your own personal bauble.

Perhaps one of the most memorable features of St. Helens is ‘Dream’, an incredible sculpture of a young girl closing her eyes and meditating by artist Jaume Plensa. Towering tall at 20 metres, the white concrete monolith is hard to forget - the girl depicted represents hope for the future alongside an acknowledgement of the past, situated at the top of transformed coal mine Sutton Manor.

Aside from the many profound and powerful stories the town has to tell, St. Helens ensures high quality healthcare is a top priority for its residents.


St Helens Waste Management that Protects Healthcare Workers


A few decades ago, across the Pacific in Melbourne Australia, the healthcare waste management industry was irrevocably changed – a safety-designed reusable sharps container was created. This was the beginning of 'Sharpsmart' - a brand that has gone on to eliminate thousands of needlestick injuries and change the face of clinical waste management in hospitals and healthcare facilities worldwide.  


From the humble beginnings of a visionary named 'Dan Daniels' wanting to eliminate the risk of HIV exposure for healthcare workers (Read our Story Here), Sharpsmart has grown internationally and has redefined not only a new normal in safe sharps collection but also introduced processes to impact hospital waste reduction, clinical waste containers that minimize infection control risk, and a total waste management approach that looks at waste not only at the back dock - but how it flows and impacts every aspect of a clinical environment. While Sharpsmart is still named after our product namesake, we are so much more than a sharps container company! Partnering with some of the UK's largest hospitals and trusts, we provide integrated clinical waste collection, processing and treatment services for all healthcare waste streams. 


Services we deliver to UK healthcare facilities: 

  • Waste collection, transport and treatment for offensive, infectious, anatomical, pharmaceutical and cytotoxic waste 
  • Reusable sharps and clinical waste containers that prevent thousands of tons of plastic from landfill 
  • Education and training for clinical and portering staff to improve waste handling and medical waste segregation 
  • Reduction in Needlestick Injuries and Co2 impact with our Safety-Engineered systems 
  • Industry-leading bin sanitization and bio-burden elimination with our patented robotic washing technology 
  • Waste Audits, Waste Reduction Initiatives and KPI management that holds us accountable to cost and clinical results 



What if you could shrink your clinical waste?

Don’t worry, the solution to reducing your clinical waste volume won’t result in a “Honey, I Shrunk the Kids” moment. At Sharpsmart we put equal focus on two factors of all our solutions: education and a tangible container or device to help with the problem. The first step to help facilities to lower their overall waste volume and total costs is through proper waste segregation. This occurs through training as well as the right containers that encourage putting items in the correct waste stream. We help you develop a waste education strategy – complete with steps and audits that prove that your waste disposal needs are being met. Our partners frequently use our Verify Waste Categorisation tool to aid in waste segregation and identification too.


Now for the shrinking part – the Vacsmart! This waste shrinkage system is proven to shrink clinical and offensive waste volumes by up to 80% Less volume often means lower costs during disposal. Also it is genuinely very neat to see in action – you can view it in action here. This is one aspect of how Sharpsmart focuses on the challenge of clinical and offensive waste reduction. The best way to think of it is when your neighbour doesn’t break down all their boxes before putting them in the recycling bin. They just wasted all that space for nothing! And now you can’t put your own boxes in. The Vacsmart eliminates any unnecessary space in clinical and offensive waste bags, creating maximum efficiency for disposal. This solution is fully portable and can be deployed within all areas. See, you really can shrink your clinical waste!



Sharpsmart understands the needs of healthcare facilities in St Helens.
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.


While we are proud of how our logistical footprint has grown to cover England – we have always remained focused on local service. When you partner with someone who knows your neighbourhood, facility, and unique needs, you will always find the service superior. With our clean processing waste facility located less than an hour away in Stoke, Sharpsmart’s focus on local partnership allows us to ensure that your safety, costs, efficiencies, and compliance are optimised.

Our team of dedicated individuals are passionate about providing St Helens facilities the best customer experience possible. With decades of experience, we’re no strangers to the intricate dynamics of healthcare waste management and great care is taken to minimize compliance risk during waste disposal, transportation, and treatment. To learn more our ecological solutions and customer-first healthcare waste management, visit our operations page here