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 Sunderland


In 2018, the seaside city of Sunderland was ranked as the UK’s best place to live and work. With it’s continued commitment to both industry and community, it’s not hard to see why!


Home to an eclectic array of attractions from Roker Lighthouse to the Penshaw Monument, Sunderland locals (known as “Mackems”) are known for their friendliness, with over 15,000 people working in the contact centre industry – an intriguing fact considering how unique the local dialect is! Finding the Sunderland tongue hard to understand? Nee bosh, marra - that’s “no problem, mate” in Mackem - just don’t get it confused with the Geordie accent!

Although the city has a rich industrial history rooted in coal mining and shipbuilding, it’s now known as one of England’s most green cities with over 50% of the geographical area being open space. If you find yourself Sunderland-bound towards the end of July, don’t miss the Sunderland International Airshow for airplane tricks you’ll have never seen before. As Europe’s largest free annual airshow, the event attracts up to 2 million visitors each year!


Drop on by the Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens on a weekend, a glass-encased botanic wonderland providing a relaxing way to spend a quiet afternoon. You can learn about the historical custom of glass-making itself via a trip to the National Glass Centre, an institution memorialising the 1,500 year old practice traditional to Sunderland.

It would be remiss, of course, not to mention Sunderland A.F.C. The football club harbours an illustrious history that often comes to mind for sports fanatics at first mention of the city. Between football, glass making, industry and iconic structures and beaches, there is plenty abound in Sunderland. One thing the city still ensures, however, is that healthcare remains a high priority for its people.



Safety-first Clinical, cytotoxic and pharmaceutical waste disposal solutions to Sunderland Healthcare Facilities 


Sharpsmart delivers collection, disposal and treatment solutions to thousands of healthcare facilities across the UK; with scalable service solutions, we are able to drive cost reductions and safety and environmental efficiencies to all sized facilities from small primary care clinics right through to multi-site hospitals. 


We have a fantastic team in Spennymoor who are ready and waiting to serve you. We are proud that as a company, our staff are as much flag bearers of our vision as our marketing team! At every intersection of our customer experience, we're asking ourselves - how can we enhance your ability to deliver outstanding patient care. From a clinical waste management point of view this means a few things... it means delivering services in a timely manner in adherence to schedule so healthcare staff are not waiting for us! It means delivering simplicity in our contracts, invoicing and pricing so your team don't need to waste calls. It means providing the safest sharps, clinical waste and pharmaceutical waste containers available to ensure your staff are protected. It means having a truck on the road when there's an urgent need and staff available to respond to local demands, and certificates of destruction delivered in a timely manner. It means delivering outstanding training and education materials to ensure your facility is compliant and achieving optimum levels of waste segregation and waste volume reduction. It means being committed to serve your vision. 


Our commitment:

  • We will provide the safest product and service solutions to protect your staff 
  • We will provide services that minimise your environmental impact and maximise your labour efficiencies
  • We will be upfront and transparent in our pricing and contract terms – no fine print, no indiscriminate price increases 
  • We will customise solutions directly to your facility’s needs and in adherance to National waste handling regulations  
  • We will be a true healthcare partner that helps your facility to achieve the highest levels of safety, efficiency, sustainability and compliance.
  • We will partner with you to drive waste volume and cost reductions
  • We will hold ourselves to the highest level of compliance when it comes to managing your sharps, clinical, cytotoxic, pharmaceutical waste and controlled substances.



We offer security focused service solutions for Pharmaceutical Waste Management.


Our pharmaceutical collection systems are innovative and designed with protection at the forefront of every element and feature. We ensure that you can mitigate the risk for staff and patients by providing pharmaceutical containment solutions that offer:

  • Secure locking and state-of-the-art security features to eliminate tampering or theft 
  • Puncture-proof containers with overfill protection and Inbuilt safety trays to eliminate hand-access to container contents
  • Easy classification of medications using our online verify database
  • Expert instruction on the segregation of hazardous and non-hazardous pharmaceuticals 
  • Immediate cost reduction and risk mitigation


Sharpsmart understands the needs of healthcare facilities in Sunderland.
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.


45 minutes from Sunderland is our clean processing facility in Spennymoor which has serviced Sunderland healthcare clinics and hospitals for over fifteen years. At our Spennymoor facility, we have a collective 160+ years of experience in servicing healthcare waste, with specialisation in waste handling, treatment and navigating national regulations. 

While Sharpsmart started as “that little yellow sharps container company”, we have quickly proven our ability in managing the collection and disposal of all healthcare waste streams with non-incineration treatment technologies that put environment needs first. We’re changing the game of clinical waste management in the United Kingdom… it’s long overdue! With a national service infrastructure that reaches from Newcastle to Penzance, we are committed to delivering timely and consistent clinical waste management services and customer excellence support at a national and local level; working together to enhance patient care.