Sharps are just how they sound. They are sharp. They can cut or slice your skin. They can prick or stick you, drawing blood. A few examples are:
- Syringes with and without needles
- Scalpel blades
- Lancets/ “fingerstick” devices
- Razor blades
- Suture needles
- Acupuncture needles
- Blood vials
- Culture dishes and slides
- Trauma scene waste that can cut, slice or pierce
- Broken glass from the laboratory, including slides, slide covers, and more
Medical sharps are dangerous. They may be contaminated with infectious agents such as Hepatitis C (HCV), Hepatitis B (HBV), or Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV). If they have been infected and break your skin, they can infect you. Anyone who handles contaminated medical sharps takes this risk. Unnecessary handling of sharps could be fatal.
Choosing the Right Sharps Disposal Container In Boulder
Sharps are never meant to be flushed down a toilet, nor are they ever disposed of in regular trash cans/trash bags. Instead, they are intended to be disposed of in approved Sharps disposal containers. The containers are made out of rigid plastic and fit in one of two categories:
Reusable Sharps Containers are designed to be emptied, sanitized, and used again for sharps collection.
Single-Use Sharps Containers are thrown away with the sharps. You can use these containers for both mail back and ongoing services.
By placing your Sharps in safe, reinforced sharps disposal units, you keep yourself and those around you safe from the potential dangers posed by these items. This will protect your employees and the general public from the risks associated with Sharps disposal.
Secure, Reputable Sharps Disposal In Boulder
Medical Waste Pros Boulder will connect you with a local provider that will supply you with suitable containers for your sharps’ safe disposal and transport. To make sure you are compliant with all local, state, and federal medical waste disposal laws, call us or fill out the form to the right to get a free quote today! They will begin a scheduled pick-up system if you need regularly scheduled pick-ups.
Sharps disposal is generally regulated at the county and local levels to keep employees and patients safe from harm. Ensure you know the regulations regarding your state – it may dictate what objects you can (and can’t) use for Sharps disposal.
How Our Process Works In Boulder:
If you need medical waste disposal anywhere in Colorado, we’ll connect you with a provider quickly and easily. Here’s how our process works:
- Fill out the form to the right or give us a call at (303) 937-4496. We’ll begin handling your request immediately.
- We’ll provide your request to trusted providers in the area, and they’ll contact you with a no-obligation quote for your service.
- Gather the quotes for your customized service and choose the provider that fits the services and frequency that you require.
Our local providers in Boulder are equipped to handle all sizes of disposal jobs. They have the right tools to make the process fast and affordable. You’ll have the option of choosing between mail-back disposal services, scheduled pick-ups, and on-call pick-ups.
Get Free Quotes on Sharps Disposal Services in Boulder
Contact us today to safely dispose of your medical waste, including Sharps. We will help you find the right company for your medical waste disposal needs and provide you with the best containers.
What you need will depend on how often you need medical and hazardous waste disposal. To get started, fill out the form or give us a call at (303) 937-4496. We’ll get you free, customized, no-obligation quotes within minutes!