Sharps Disposal and Containers in Boston
Sharps are items that can puncture or slice skin, or penetrate waste bags and cardboard boxes. The danger of used sharps comes from their ability to prick those who handle them and infect them with a communicable disease.
To keep everyone safe, use proper containers for sharps that have been or are intended for use on humans or animals in a medical, research, or industrial laboratory setting. This keeps employees who handle the sharps from getting infected with Hepatitis B (HBV), Hepatitis C (HCV), or Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV).
Common sharps to look out for in the medical industry include:
- Suture needles
- Acupuncture needles
- Hypodermic needles
- Culture dishes and slides
- Scalpel blades
- Syringes with and without needles
- Razor blades
- Trauma scene waste that can cut, slice, or pierce
- Broken glass from the laboratory
- Slides and slide covers
- And more
Medical Waste Pros will help you find a reputable Boston based contractor to help manage your waste. Whether you need regularly scheduled pickups or a one-time service, our partners will match you with a service that meets your needs. Federal and Massachusetts state laws mandate proper disposal techniques. Keep in compliance with help from our partners. Get a free quote today!
Reputable, Secure Sharps Disposal in Boston
Don’t place loose sharps in the regular trash or flush them down the toilet. Doing so puts public workers and your community’s water supply at risk. There are containers designed specifically for medical sharps that keep those who handle them safe. As long as these containers are properly used, they eliminate any risk of possible infection.
If you partner with a medical waste disposal company, they use the correct containers and the safest procedures for medical waste disposal. It will decrease your liability and increase office safety.
Choosing the Right Sharps Disposal Container in Boston
Sharps containers are made from materials that decrease the risk of handlers being harmed—usually rigid plastic or anything impenetrable. They will have a line to indicate when they are full and ready for disposal, and will be completely sealable.
Medical waste disposal is generally regulated at the state and local levels, so contact your local authorities for authorized sharps containers. In general, there are two types of sharps containers:
- Reusable Sharps Containers – Built for reuse, these containers come apart so they can be rinsed, sterilized, and put back together for reuse.
- Single Use Sharps Containers – These containers are not built for reuse; they are designed to be disposed of along with the contents inside of them.
Container designed for sharps are built with an understanding of how sharps pose a threat to those who handle them. Medical Waste Pros Boston will connect you with a local service provider that uses the correct containers for the job. We can get you free quotes on services, whether you need to schedule pickups, or just purchase the right sharps storage units.
How Medical Waste Disposal Works in Boston
Our Boston partners offer a variety of services to businesses in any industry. They can visit your location daily if that’s how often you need waste picked up, or once a year if you produce very little. Depending on your needs, you will find an option that works. Here is how we help you find the best system for your business:
- Fill out the form on the right or call us at (617) 830-1188. We will take down information regarding the services you require.
- We contact our Boston partners, find the ones who can best meet your needs, and send them information about what you need so they can right up a quote.
- You look through several quoted options and choose the one that works best for you.
Get Free, No Hassle Quotes on Sharps Containers and Sharps Disposal Services throughout Boston
Medical Waste Pros Boston helps you find the best local services near you, so that you can keep your office safe and ensure you are working within the law. Our partners will help you design a waste management system that is efficient for your unique situation, and will help you find the best sharps containers for your space. We work with all kinds of industries, including:
- Tattoo Parlors
- Funeral Homes
Each business needs its own service type, and Medical Waste Pros will give you options so you can choose what’s best for you. To get started, fill out the form on the right or call us at (617) 830-1188 for free, customized quotes.