Sharps Disposal and Containers in Atlanta
The basic definition of sharps includes objects that can slice, prick, or penetrate the skin, or puncture waste bags and cardboard boxes. Medical sharps are extra dangerous because they have the potential to spread infectious agents such at Hepatitis B (HBV), Hepatitis C (HCV), and Human Immunodeficiency Virius (HIV).
What Items are Classified as Sharps?
Medical sharps are sharps that have been used are intended to be used for medical purposes such as research or general patient or animal care. Here a few of the most common sharps found in medical settings:
- Suture needles
- Acupuncture needles
- Razor blades
- Culture dishes and slides
- Hypodermic needles
- Syringes with and without needles
- Broken glass from the laboratory including slides and slide covers
- Trauma scene waste that can cut, slice, or pierce
- Scalpel blades
- And more
Medical Waste Pros Atlanta will connect you with a reputable local contractor who will keep your office safe with proper disposal containers and processes. Sharps can even be disposed of along with other medical waste during a pick up, or via mailback return kits. Get free quotes on sharps disposal services today.
Secure, Qualified Sharps Disposal in Atlanta
Improper disposal of medical waste, especially sharps, can result in the unsafe conditions for sanitation workers as well the patients and employees of your organization. Never flush sharps or any type of potentially infectious waste down the drain, or put them in with the normal trash.
Partnering with a medical waste disposal company who specializes in the best techniques and processes for waste management ensures that you keep your community as safe a place as possible. Disposal companies know the ins-and-outs of all local and federal laws, and will supply you with the proper containers for each type of waste you produce.
Choosing the Right Sharps Disposal Container in Atlanta
To keep sharps controlled there are specific types of containers they should be kept and disposed of in. They are typically made of rigid plastic, but the ultimate regulations are made at a local level, so get in touch with your local authorities to find out which types of containers you can legally use.
There are two basic kinds of sharps containers:
- Single use – these containers are constructed safely enough to prevent damage from the sharps within them, but they are disposable and can be thrown away along with the sharps.
- Reusable – these containers are constructed so they can safely be taken apart, sanitized, and reused again and again.
Approved sharps containers are puncture proof and protect anyone handling them from contracting infectious diseases. If you need sharps containers or sharps disposal services, Medical Waste Pros Atlanta will connect you to our outstanding network of local providers. Fill out the form on the right to get started.
How Our Process in Atlanta Works:
Our local Atlanta based disposal partners are equipped to handle any sized job. They have the tools and knowledge to responsibly dispose of medical waste for businesses in any industry requiring any frequency of pickups. Here’s how the process works:
- Call us at (404) 736-6546 or fill out the form on the right. We will gather information about the services you require.
- We contact our qualified local providers and have them write up free quotes based on the information you gave us.
- You receive several quoted options and choose the one that works best for your business.
Get Free, No Obligation Quotes on Sharps Containers and Sharps Disposal Services Today
Medical Waste Pros Atlanta connects businesses that need medical waste disposal to qualified experts across Atlanta. Our partners know industry best-practices and will help you find the right containers for your needs. We work with companies across a variety of industries, including but not limited to:
- Funeral Homes
- Blood Banks
- Tattoo Parlors
- And More
Each business produces a unique amount of medical waste, and therefore requires its own unique disposal schedule. Let us help you find the solution that fits. Call us at (404) 736-6546 or fill out the form on the right for free customized quotes on waste disposal services near you.