Sharps Disposal and Containers in Denver
Medical sharps are a common but dangerous medical waste material. Once they have been used in a medical procedure, they are contaminated and can easily spread infectious agents such as Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) or Hepatitis B (HBV). Sharps need to be handled with care to prevent accidents and harm to people and the environment.
What Items Are Classified as Sharps?
A sharp is an item that can pierce, prick, or slice the skin, or can puncture cardboard boxes or waste bags. Sharps are incredibly common in medical settings, here are a few examples of items that classify as medical sharps:
- Razor blades
- Suture needles
- Hypodermic needles
- Culture dishes and slides
- Trauma scene waste that can cut or pierce
- Syringes with and without needles
- Acupuncture needles
- Scalpel blades
- Broken glass from the laboratory including slides and slide covers
Medical Waste Pros Denver knows the pressure organizations are under to comply with all laws and keep their patients and employees safe. Our partners provide the safest sharps containers and will set you up on a disposal schedule to meet your needs.
Safe, Secure Sharps Disposal in Denver
Partnering with a local medical waste disposal company will reduce your liability and help keep your workplace safe and clean. Service providers have year of industry knowledge and know exactly how to legally handle all different types of medical waste. They use proper containers for sharps and dispose of everything in a fashion that avoids putting unsuspecting public workers or the environment at risk.
Sharps should never be flushed down the drain or thrown in with normal trash. They can easily prick and infect someone. To keep your community safe, be responsible and get help from experts. We can get you free quotes on medical waste disposal services across Denver County.
Select the Right Sharps Disposal Container in Colorado
Medical waste is typically regulated at state and local levels, so check in with your local authorities for specific information regarding approved sharps containers. For safety reasons, sharps containers are always made from puncture-proof materials, such as rigid plastics. They should have a line marking when the container is safely full, and be able to close completely.
There are two basic types of sharps containers:
- Single Use – containers built to be used once and thrown out with the contents inside.
- Reusable – containers built to be used multiple times. They disassemble for easy cleaning and sanitation and can be put back together for safe reuse.
You can purchase approved sharps containers from online retailers or at certain pharmacies. As long as these containers are used properly, they greatly reduce office accidents and keep patients, employees, and the general public safe.
To be connected to a sharps disposal expert near you, call us at (303) 872-8785.
How Our Process Works in Denver
Our Denver-based medical waste professionals offer a variety of services at reasonable prices, and will make sure you are using safe, legal containers for all of your waste. They work with you to find the best system for your needs. Here is how it works:
- You fill out the form on the right or call us at (303) 872-8785. We will take down information regarding the services you require.
- Our contractors in Denver will write up quotes based on the services you are interested in.
- You receive several quoted options and select the one that is a best fit for your company.
Get Free Quotes on Sharps Containers and Sharps Disposal Services
Medical Waste Pros Denver partners with the most qualified medical waste disposal companies in Denver. Whether you need waste picked up daily, monthly, or annually, or if you just need help choosing the right container, our partners can help.
We work with organizations in any industry that produces medical waste, including but not limited to:
- Tattoo Artists
- Research Laboratories
Each business produces waste at a different rate, and requires a different type of service to optimize their waste disposal process. Call us today at (303) 872-8785 or fill out the form on the right. We will get you customized quotes on services near you.