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 York


York is the quintessential British town that simply leaves tourists in awe, with an approximate 7 million visitors each year coming to experience remnants of the city’s renowned Viking, Medieval and Roman past.


Walking through the city centre you’ll find The Shambles, York’s most popular street harbouring a collection of old Victorian-style boutiques, pubs, teahouses and more. Said to be the inspiration behind J.K. Rowling’s Diagon Alley, you can mosey down the hundreds of cobblestone alleys and lanes known to locals as ’snickleways’. Be sure to drop in for a spot of afternoon tea at Betty’s Café Tea Room which has been on the menu since the 1920s - just don’t forget to make a reservation, because seats fill up fast!

Named after the Viking word ‘Jórvík’, it would only be fitting to visit York’s Viking Centre or even attend their Viking Festival to gain a taste of what 10th century life was like in the town. Despite all the charm of York’s history however, there lies a darker side to the city. Known as the most haunted city in Europe, make sure you catch one of the nightly ghost walk tours to truly understand the complex history of the area. Some say York is home to the first ever ghost tour - how's that for spooky?!

Between Yorkminster Cathedral and Clifford's Tower, it's clear that the city is home to iconic structures inspiring intrigue and wonder. Yet despite it’s strong grounding in heritage and history, one thing York deeply cares about keeping up-to-date with its healthcare.



Local Clinical Waste Collection Services 

As locals in York, we at Sharpsmart pride ourselves on providing quality sharps, clinical and pharmaceutical waste disposal and treatment options to York healthcare facilities

Sharpsmart is positioned as the industry leader of innovation in clinical waste management. Our facility in Spennymoor is located just over an hour from York, and supports hundreds of small to medium sized healthcare facilities, laboratories and hospitals in healthcare waste management. Our local team is involved in all of our York healthcare accounts - leading education and segregation initiatives to drive lower costs and environmental output, walking facilities to understand the exact needs of product, placement and scheduling, and providing clinical waste and pharmaceutical waste compliance advice in accordance with local transport and waste handling regulations. With local transport, processing and employment - we can deliver the best value, most efficient service and local peace of mind to York healthcare facilities. Being local means a lot! It means that we: 

  • Understand local regulations and can provide expert advice and containers specific to your facility's processes, waste volumes and waste types 
  • Can come and meet you! We're in the area, you're not talking to someone over the phone in Seattle! 
  • Can respond quickly. Need an urgent service? We can get a truck routed.. with sharps or medical waste containers.. within the blink of an eye 
  • Don't use sub-haulers! We're not trusting your facility to someone else... our customers trust us to manage their risk - and we take that responsibility seriously! 
  • Can recommend the greatest local gems such as the Attic at Kings Square - the best coffee in York! Just in case you asked…


Clinically focused, trustworthy pricing, genuine customer experience.

Healthcare has changed drastically over the past 40 years due to advancements in technology and science. That’s why we are proud to take an innovative approach to the clinical waste disposal needs of our clients and have different solutions for containment and processing that can improve the safety and running costs of your business. We are the national leader in cutting edge waste solutions and will work with you to resolve your facility’s individual needs, including:

  • Point of use leakproof and reusable containment solutions for sharps disposal, clinical, pharmaceutical, hazardous and cytotoxic waste

  • Solutions designed to minimise waste volumes and eliminate excess plastic from going to landfill  

  • Tamperproof lockable containers that are reusable and eco friendly

  • Flexible scheduling that suits the needs of your business and ensures you only pay for what you use!  

  • Complete transparency in our costs, promises and contracts



We offer security focused service solutions for pharmaceutical waste management.

Our pharmaceutical waste management collection systems are innovative and have been designed with safety in-mind. Our pharmaceutical sharps containers come with built-in security features to prevent interference and unauthorised access, and to ensure the safety of your healthcare facilities’ staff and patients. We’ve made a commitment to be different from our competition.

At Sharpsmart, we are passionate about bringing healthcare waste management into the modern era; dispelling the compliance myths that surround sharps and clinical waste disposal, and equipping healthcare facilities to “control their destiny” when it comes to securing the safety of staff handling clinical waste by training and accrediting clinical staff in correct waste segregation and safe sharps and medications handling. Whether you are looking for clinical waste management solutions for a hospital, a veterinary clinic, a cancer centre or needle exchange centre, our services are scalable to all sized healthcare facilities. 


Sharpsmart understands the needs of healthcare facilities in York.
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.


Just over an hour from York is our clean processing facility in Spennymoor which has serviced Liverpool healthcare clinics and hospitals for over ten years. At our Spennymoor facility we have specialist staff to manage our robotic washing container-cleaning process, national compliance and customer service, waste segregation training and waste disposal and treatment services. 

You may recognise Sharpsmart as "those little yellow containers" (it's pretty iconic) but what you may not know is that beyond our sharps containers we handle collection, disposal and destruction of all clinical waste streams with non-incineration treatment technologies that put environment needs first. With a national service infrastructure that reaches from Newcastle to Penzance, partnering with some of the biggest brands in UK healthcare, Sharpsmart has proven its capability as one of the innovative healthcare service providers in the UK with an expertise and passion to match!