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 Stockport


At the point where the River Tame and the River Goyt meet to create the River Mersey, sits one of the major towns of greater Manchester whose impact has been felt globally through its production of hats; exporting over 6 million hats around the world, it's widespread impact is immortalised in the local Stockport saying "if you want to get ahead, get a head" 


Stockport’s beginnings weaves through the fabric of history, right back to the 16th century thanks to its manufacture of hemp and rope. Fast forward a couple of hundred years and it was home to one of the first silk factories in the British Isles. In the 1800s this borough was exporting 6 million hats per year and it was only in 1997 it was hats off for good in this historic market town. Today Stockport is home to 6 ancient monuments, 380 listed buildings such as Staircase House, the Air Raid Shelters and one of the UK’s most iconic viaducts as well as 14 nature reserves including one England’s first country parks. The stunning Etherow Country Park and Local Nature Reserve is home to 200 species of plants over 100 species of birds, taking up around 92 hectares of what once was an old cotton mill.

Music aficionados can’t miss a selfie outside of Strawberry Studios, now converted to private offices, this iconic recording studio was originally founded by the members of 10cc and named after the Beatles song ‘Strawberry Fields Forever,’ with rock royalty such as Neil Sedaka, The Smiths and Paul McCartney all recording there. To get a taste of the best Stockport has to offer, head to the Stockport Market Place or Cheadle Makers Market to discover the best local wine, food, arts and crafts or book a tour to the historic Robinsons Brewery to sample their award winning ales such ‘Old Tom’ and ‘Dizzy Blonde’ in their Unicorn Bar.

It’s hard not to take your hat off to the Stopfordians who have preserved the past and paved a future as an eclectic home to many with a healthcare system to match.



Clinical waste collection for Stockport Healthcare Practices

The correct and compliant management of clinical waste and sharps bin disposal is vital for all healthcare practices due to the stringent laws that govern it and the risks that it poses to humans and the environment. Following the Department of Health’s HTM 07-01 Safe Management of Healthcare Waste Memorandum, Sharpsmart partners with NHS hospitals and primary care facilities across the United Kingdom to champion a new clinically-focused model of healthcare waste management.


Founded with the vision of Making Healthcare Safer, Sharpsmart first entered the UK healthcare market with its groundbreaking safety product – the Sharpsmart sharps container. Fast-forward 20 years and we are an integral part of some of Britain’s leading hospitals and healthcare facilities, managing not only sharps but also the waste collection, disposal and treatment of clinical infectious, offensive, anatomical, cytotoxic, pharmaceutical and hazardous waste. True to our DNA however, we are not simply a waste management provider that picks up at the back dock of your hospital, we are a fully service partner that helps change the outcome of your waste service, including:

  • Reduction in overall costs
  • Reduction in clinical waste volumes with successful diversion of offensive waste or trash
  • Sharps and clinical waste containers engineered for safety and infection control
  • Colour coded waste bags, containers and segregation tools  
  • Integrated education that supports clinician waste disposal confidence, compliance and waste segregation
  • Reduced CO2 emissions and environmental burden


Healthcare waste managed “clinically”

With over 20 years of experience in waste collection, processing and education, our team understand the budgetary and logistical pressures primary care facilities face in managing purchased services. Not only that, we understand the main goal of healthcare – delivering quality patient care. Clinical waste segregation and management is not your primary focus, but it is ours. For Stockport nursing homes, hospitals, cancer centres and all other patient-care clinics, we guarantee a reliable clinical-focused service that includes:

  • Service schedule designed to support facility waste volumes and minimise touchpoints
  • Ecological treatment of all healthcare waste streams utilising energy to recovery technology
  • Clear communication and customer service support
  • Bespoke education that supports clinical confidence and waste reduction outcomes
  • The elimination of disposable single-use sharps bins and their negative environmental impact
  • Labour efficiencies achieved through smart technology and waste containment
  • Consistent, competitive pricing and transparent contracts
  • The safest pharmaceutical and cytotoxic waste containers in UK healthcare that protect users and minimise patient interruptions
  • Seamless waste mapping from the ward to the loading dock that optimises storage and minimises cross-contamination
  • A partnership to reduce waste volumes and overall costs



We manage every aspect of compliance and service in the collection and disposal of your sharps, clinical, cytotoxic, anatomical and pharmaceutical waste.

At Sharpsmart, we are dedicated to not only delivering efficient and timely healthcare waste management services, but also providing the safest and most secure clinical waste containers in the industry. With millions of dollars and R&D invested into their design, Sharpsmart’s reusable sharps, clinical, cytotoxic and pharmaceutical waste containers have been vetted by some of the world’s leading scientific journals (including the Journal of Infection Control) with results in needlestick injury reduction and bio-burden impact that have staggered the clinical community and produced second-to-none case studies of proven results.   


Leading the way in safety, infection risk reduction and environmental sustainability, Sharpsmart’s suite of containers (stalk here) are designed specifically for healthcare; protecting frontline clinical staff, preventing pharmaceutical misuse and overall bringing a level of clinical sophistication to patient environments. 



Sharpsmart understands the needs of healthcare facilities in Stockport.
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.


In Meadowfield Avenue Durham, just half an hour from Stockport, is Sharpsmart’s longest established clean waste processing facility which has been supporting Durham healthcare facilities for over 15 years. From our Durham site, we support the daily, weekly, monthly and quarterly clinical and hazardous waste collections for hundreds of healthcare facilities while delivering best-in-class compliance and regulatory auditing, education and service support.


As local partners, it is our trucks and our drivers who will be servicing your locations, ensuring consistency, professionalism and accountability of service performance across every touchpoint. Our Spennymoor facility is fitted out with robotic container washing technology that achieves the highest recorded decontamination and sanitisation levels of any clinical container washer, together with waste processing equipment that enables the safe classification, reporting, treatment and disposal of all healthcare generated waste streams. Learn more about our green operations here.