Sharps Disposal and Containers in New York City
A basic definition of sharps includes anything that can slice, prick, or penetrate the skin, or puncture cardboard boxes or waste bags. Medical sharps have either been used or are intended to be used for human or animal patient care for the purposes of medical research or industrial laboratories.
Used medical sharps are potentially infectious as they can spread dangerous agents, such as Hepatitis B (HBV), Hepatitis C (HVC), or Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV). Below are some examples of common medical sharps that need to be properly disposed of in sharps designated containers:
- Suture needles
- Acupuncture needles
- Hypodermic needles
- Scalpel blades
- Syringes with and without needles
- Razor blades
- Culture dishes and slides
- Broken glass from the laboratory including slides, slide covers, and more
- Trauma scene waste that can cut, slice, or pierce
Medical Waste Pros New York will match you with a reliable, local service provider with the proper equipment, containers, and training to correctly transport and dispose of your used medical sharps. Contractors provide mailback services for smaller disposal jobs, and container pickup services for larger amounts of waste.
All services comply with New York State and federal medical waste disposal laws—get free quotes today!
Secure and Reputable Sharps Disposal
Improper disposal of used sharps, such as throwing them in with regular garbage or flushing them down the toilet, poses a risk to your community. You potentially endanger housekeepers, janitors, children, and other sanitation workers.
To avoid this, all sharps should be properly stored and disposed of in appropriate containers. Containers should be made of impenetrable material and marked as a sharps container. The best way to ensure your sharps containers are in compliance with all New York and federal laws is to let a medical waste disposal company do the dirty work for you.
Choosing the Right Sharps Disposal Container in New York
There are two main types of sharps containers:
- Single Use Sharps Containers – These containers are built to be used once, and may be used in both mailback and ongoing pickup services.
- Reusable Sharps Containers – These containers can be emptied, sterilized, and reused. They are mainly used as storage and transportation vessels.
Sharps containers are typically made from rigid plastic, and are marked with a ‘full’ line to indicate when the container cannot accept more sharps. Disposal practices and container types are mainly regulated at the county and local levels, but state laws may come into play as well.
As long as it’s used correctly, sharps containers are built to keep employees and patients safe from harm. If you need help deciding on the best container for your used sharps, New York Medical Waste Disposal can help. Fill out the form on the right and we will connect you to several local New York City providers, so you can choose the best service and containers for your office.
How Our Process in New York City Works
If your office is in need of a medical waste disposal provider in New York, we will connect you a provider near you quickly. Here’s how the process works:
- Call us at (917) 675-3627 or fill out the form on the right. Once we have more information on the type and level of service you are interested in, we will contact our qualified providers.
- Local providers will reach out to you with free quotes on the services you requested.
- You look over the quoted prices offered to you and choose the best option.
Our New York contractors are equipped to handle any number of sharps and offer several types of flexible services designed to meet your needs. They can help you determine the best solution for your sharps disposal project, whether you require mailback or pickup services, or just need the right containers.
Get Free, No-Obligation Quotes on Sharps Containers and Sharps Disposal Services in New York Today
Medical Waste Pros New York helps you by finding the best, most affordable sharps disposal services near you. Our contactors have years of industry experience and can help you select the proper containers and set up your office on a mailback system or a container pickup schedule. We have contractors to service every industry, including:
- Dentists Offices
- Tattoo Parlors
- Funeral Homes
- Blood Banks
- Hospitals and more
The type of service you need ultimately depends on the volume and types of waste you produce. We will get you free quotes on sharps disposal and more, just give us a call at (917) 675-3627 or fill out the form on the right for several free quotes in minutes.