Sharps and Disposal Containers in Houston
Anything that can prick, puncture, slice, or penetrate the skin, or puncture waste bags and cardboard boxes is consider a sharp.
In the medical field, medical sharps refer to sharps that have been or are intended to be used for human or animal patient care for medical, research, or industrial laboratories. Sharps need to be carefully handled as they can spread infectious germs, specifically Hepatitis B (HBV), Hepatitis C (HCV), and Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV).
A few examples of sharps commonly found in the medical industry that require designated containers and cautious handling are:
- Razor blades
- Hypodermic needles
- Acupuncture needles
- Suture needles
- Syringes with and without needles
- Scalpel blades
- Broken glass including slides and slide covers
- Trauma scene waste that can cut, pierce, or slice
Medical Waste Pros Houston will help you find a reputable service provider near you who will responsibly dispose of all sharps and any other medical waste materials. If you need ongoing pickup services, mailback services, or just one-time pick up for disposal, we can help. Fill out the form on the right for a free quote.
Secure, Reputable Sharps Disposal in Houston
It is unsafe to flush sharps down the toilet or place loose sharps in the garbage along with normal trash. If you do, you are putting local sanitation workers, janitors, children, housekeepers, and others in harm’s way.
Using the services of a medical waste disposal company in Houston is the best way to ensure you are protecting your community and the environment.
All sharps should be placed in a designated sharps disposal container made of rigid plastic and specifically designed to hold medical and veterinary sharps.
Choosing the Right Sharps Disposal Container in Houston
Sharps containers are designed to keep the people who handle sharps safe. They are typically built from reinforced materials and have a line to indicate when the container is full.
While general guidelines exist regarding exactly how a sharps container should be constructed, much of the enforcement of sharps disposal is done at the state and local levels, so check with your local municipalities for more discrete rules on appropriate sharps containers.
In general, there are two types of sharps containers:
- Single Use Sharps Containers – These are thrown away along with the sharps inside of them. They are built to be used once, and are used throughout the spectrum of waste services.
- Reusable Sharps Containers – These containers are built to be used multiple times. They are outer shells that store sharps until disposal time, and can be sanitized and reused repeatedly.
If you need to purchase safe containers in which to store and dispose of your sharps, Medical Waste Pros Houston can help. Fill out the form on the right to be connected to local providers near you.
How Sharps Disposal Works in Houston
Wherever you are in Texas, we will find a nearby contractor who can safely dispose of your medical waste and used or unused sharps. Here’s how we do it:
- Fill out the form on the right or give us a call at (713) 965-6346. We take down information regarding the services you require.
- We find contractors in our network near you, and relay the information you sent us about your service needs. They write up free quotes and send them to you.
- You sift through the quotes and select the one that best fits your needs.
Our Houston providers have sharps containers for every sized sharps disposal job. They will help you find the best containers, and set you up on a regular pick up schedule so your waste needs are completely taken care of.
Get Free, No Obligation Quotes on Sharps Disposal Services and Containers in Houston Today
Medical Waste Pros Houston will connect you to our large network of local, reputable medical waste disposal provider in the Houston metro area. Our contractors provide one-time, ongoing, and mailback disposal services, and will provide you with the correct containers for your waste. Together we service businesses in a variety of industries, including:
- Funeral Homes
- Tattoo Parlors
- Veterinary Clinics
- Blood Banks
- Long Term Care and more
Each business has its own unique needs based on how large the organization is and how much waste is produced. Call us at (713) 965-6346 or fill out the form on the right for free quotes on the available services near you.