Compliant Sharps Waste Disposal and Management Solutions

We offer a wide range of reusable and disposable sharps containers and service options tailored to your facility type and size. We can help you safely manage sharps disposal.

Convenient and Safe Sharps Disposal with a Compliance Expert

Safe Needle Disposal

Whether they’re disposable or reusable, Stericycle containers are designed with safety in mind to help you compliantly dispose of sharps and reduce needlestick injuries that can result in bloodborne pathogens exposure.

Sharps Disposal Container and Service Options to Match Your Needs

Reusable, mail back, and disposable sharps containers, as well as full service and self-service options for sharps container exchange, supporting a variety of healthcare facilities and businesses.

Regulatory Compliance

We offer sharps disposal and documentation to maintain compliance with applicable federal and state, OSHA and DOT regulations.

Safe Disposal of Sharps in Hospitals and Healthcare Facilities

While many healthcare organizations focus on how to safely and compliantly dispose of sharps waste inside their organization, they can lose sight of what happens to waste once it leaves the facility. From disposal to transportation to treatment, a knowledgeable medical waste management partner can play a key role in ensuring the waste management process is handled properly from end to end.

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Our Sharps Waste Disposal and Management Solutions

Disposable Sharps Solution

Our Disposable Sharps Solution allows you to easily manage sharps waste with your biohazardous or “red bag” waste disposal safely and compliantly.

Reusable Sharps Solution

Our Sharps Management Service utilizes reusable containers and streamlines the collection and disposal of sharps waste helping you protect what matters.

Workplace Sharps Disposal

Our Workplace Sharps Solution provides customers and employees a convenient solution to safely dispose of hypodermic needles used from self-injected medications.

SafeDrop™ Sharps Mail Back

The SafeDrop Sharps Mail Back program includes everything needed to safely collect and dispose of sharps with auto-replenishment options available. 

Carbon Footprint Calculator

In 2020, Stericycle and its client-partners diverted 104 million pounds of plastic from entering landfills through the use of reusable sharps containers. Stericycle was a pioneer in sustainable medical waste disposal and continues to this day to innovate safe, compliant, and eco-conscious solutions that protect the team members, patients, and communities of healthcare organizations around the world.

Use our Carbon Footprint Estimator to see how your healthcare organization will reduce greenhouse gas emissions if you switch from single use, disposable containers to Stericycle reusable sharps containers. If you are currently using Stericycle reusable sharps containers, use the tool to calculate and celebrate your sustainability achievements.

Frequently Asked Questions About Sharps Disposal

Sharps waste is a type of biohazardous waste. For more information, review Sharps 101: Understanding Sharps Waste and Proper Needle Disposal.

Contaminated sharps can pose a threat to the safety of staff and communities if not properly disposed. For more information, review Sharps 101: Understanding Sharps Waste and Proper Needle Disposal.

Sharps containers are designed to collect sharps material and mitigate risk of needlestick injuries. For more information, review Sharps 101: Understanding Sharps Waste and Proper Needle Disposal.

Contaminated items that can puncture skin or packaging should be disposed of in a sharps container. For more information, review Sharps 101: Understanding Sharps Waste and Proper Needle Disposal.

You can obtain a sharps container from Stericycle – we’d be pleased to help you. Contact us via the phone number on this webpage or by filling out the “Request Free Quote” button on the top right of this webpage.

A sharps mail back program has everything required to easily and conveniently collect and dispose of sharps waste. Simply fill the provided sharps container with used needles, pen needles and syringes. Once full, pack and ship the container with the prepaid return label for disposal.

There are several methods for disposing of sharps containers including autoclaving and incineration. For more information, review Sharps 101: Understanding Sharps Waste and Proper Needle Disposal. Please contact Stericycle for more information on how to properly dispose of sharps containers.

Why Stericycle?

Your Single Nationwide Partners

We manage all healthcare regulated waste streams including secure information destruction with expertise in related compliance training and sustainability consulting. Our network of localized team members across the country maintain a 97% on-time pickup rate.1

Your Risk Reduction Experts

We reduce your risk through full chain of custody and proprietary, real-time tracking systems in addition to compliance experts to keep you informed of federal, provincial, and local regulatory developments.

Your Sustainability Champion

In 2020, our eco-conscious products and sustainability guidance allowed our customers to recycle 1.1 billion pounds of paper, safely dispose of 40 million pounds of pharmaceutical waste; and avoid greenhouse gas emissions while diverting 104 million pounds of sharps waste plastic from landfills.2

1. Source: Stericycle data, 2021
2. Source: Stericycle data, 2020

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