Sharps Disposal and Containers in Chicago
Sharps are items that have the ability to penetrate, prick, or slice the skin, or can puncture waste bags or cardboard boxes. Medical sharps are objects that have been used or are intended to be used for human or animal care, for medical research, or in industrial laboratories.
What Items Are Classified as Sharps?
Medical sharps have the potential to spread infectious agents such as Hepatitis B (HBV), Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV), and Hepatitis C (HCV). Any sharp that has been used and possibly contaminated with infectious materials needs to safely disposed of. Some common medical sharps to watch out for include:
- Scalpel blades
- Syringes with and without needles
- Hypodermic needles
- Acupuncture needles
- Suture needles
- Razor blades
- Culture dishes and slides
- Trauma scene waste that can cut, slice or pierce
- Broken glass from the laboratory including slides, slide covers, and more
By law, sharps need to be disposed of in specifically-designed, puncture-proof containers. Medical Waste Pros Chicago will match you with a local sharps disposal provider that will have the correct containers, and can set you up on the best service type and schedule to help you properly dispose of any used medical sharps. We can get you a free quote on nearby services today.
Secure and Reputable Sharps Disposal in Chicago
Putting sharps in the regular trash puts janitors, housekeepers, children, and other sanitation workers at risk. Minimize this risk by utilizing a designated waste disposal service—our professional contractors have the tools to safely dispose of dangerous materials, such as contaminated sharps.
There are designated containers for sharps that keep people who handle them safe and clearly mark the contents so no one is accidentally injured. Partnering with a local, Chicago service provider who uses these types of containers will keep your company in compliance with disposal laws and keep your office environment safe.
Choosing the Right Sharps Disposal Container in Chicago
There are two main types of sharps disposal containers:
- Reusable Sharps Containers – These containers are built so they can be emptied, sanitized, and used again for sharps collection.
- Single Use Sharps Containers – These containers are thrown away with the sharps. These containers can be used for both mailback and ongoing services.
Sharps containers are designed to be puncture-proof. They are made from rigid plastic and marked with a line to indicate when they’re full.
Sharps disposal is regulated on the state level, so check with your local municipalities to determine proper disposal techniques and containers. To ensure the safe disposal of sharps, Medical Waste Pros Chicago will connect you to a qualified local service provider. Our partners have the containers and scheduling abilities to ensure your organization safely disposes of used medical sharps.
Fill out the form on the right or give us a call at (312) 324-3299 for free quotes on Chicago services.
How Our Process in Chicago Works
If you need medical waste disposal in Chicago or anywhere in Cook County, we can connect you to a reputable provider quickly. Here’s how you match you with the best service:
- Fill out the form on the right or call us at (312) 324-3299 to provide us with the specifics of your medical waste disposal needs.
- We match your needs with local contractors and their service options, and generate free quotes.
- You select the best quoted option and work with that service provider to get started.
Our local providers in Chicago are equipped to handle any sized disposal job and have the tools necessary to make the process fast and affordable. You’ll have the option of choosing between mailback disposal services, scheduled pickups, and on-call pickups—whatever works best for you so you can efficiently and safely dispose of your medical sharps.
Get Free Quotes on Sharps Containers and Sharps Disposal Services in Chicago Today
Start disposing of your medical waste, including sharps, in a responsible, safe way today. We have a network of local contractors ready and waiting to help you find the best containers for your waste, and start a convenient scheduled service to keep your office running at top efficiency. Our contractors know best-practices for every industry, including:
- Funeral Homes
- Tattoo Parlors
- Veterinary Clinics
- Blood Banks
- Long Term Care and more
The type of disposal service you require boils down to the volume of medical and hazardous waste you produce. Let us help you find the best service type for your needs. Call Medical Waste Pros Chicago at (312) 324-3299 or fill out the form on the right for free, customized quotes on local medical waste disposal services.