Sharps Containers and Disposal in Philadelphia
Sharps are items that can puncture or slice skin, or penetrate waste bags and cardboard boxes. The threat of used sharps comes from their ability to prick those who handle them, and infect them with a disease.
To avoid this, use proper containers for sharps that have been or are intended for use on humans or animals in a medical, research, or industrial laboratory setting. This keeps employees who handle the sharps from getting infected with Hepatitis B (HBV), Hepatitis C (HCV), or Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV).
Some common sharps you should be familiar with include:
- Hypodermic needles
- Scalpel blades
- Syringes with and without needles
- Acupuncture needles
- Suture needles
- Culture dishes and slides
- Razor blades
- Trauma scene waste that can cut, slice or pierce
- Broken glass from the laboratory including slides and slide covers
- And more
Medical Waste Pros Philadelphia will connect you with a local provider who will supply you with proper containers and scheduled services to help you manage your sharps and other medical waste. They are trained in handling these materials, and know the safest methods. Get a free quote on services for your organization.
Secure, Reliable Sharps Disposal in Philadelphia
It’s not safe to place loose sharps in trash bags or to flush them down the drain. Doing so puts all kinds of service workers and the community at large at risk of contracting infectious diseases.
All sharps, used or unused, need to be in proper containers. These are typically made of puncture proof plastic, and should be properly labeled regarding what’s inside. If you partner with a local medical waste service provider, you will be given the correct containers based on the waste you generate. There’s no need to risk it; do the responsible thing and keep everyone safe.
Choose the Right Sharps Disposal Container in Pennsylvania
There are two main types of sharps containers:
- Single Use – These containers are meant to be used once. The sharps are collected, the top is sealed, and the entire package is thrown out.
- Reusable – These containers can be used multiple times. They are constructed so they can be disassembled, sanitized, and refilled.
Sharps containers are usually made from rigid plastic, but anything impenetrable will work. They will have a line indicating when it’s full and time to be thrown out. These general guidelines exist, but check with your local authorities on specific rules in Philadelphia, as medical waste disposal is ultimately regulated at the state level.
The purpose of regulating the types of containers used to store and dispose of sharps is to keep people safe. Anyone who comes in contact with sharps is risking their health, so any precautions that reduce exposure are beneficial. Medical Waste Pros Philadelphia will connect you to a knowledgeable provider in your area, with expertise on sharps containers. Just fill out the form on your right to get connected.
How Medical Waste Disposal Works in Philadelphia
Wherever you are in Pennsylvania, we have a contractor who will stop by your location to pick up your medical waste. Here’s how our process of finding a match for you works:
- Fill out the form on the right or call us at (215) 352-4266. We will gather information about the type of service you are interested in.
- We forward this information onto our contractors near you, and they write up free quotes based on what you need.
- You gather your quoted options and select the one that best fits your needs.
Our Philadelphia partners offer sharps containers in a variety of sizes and capacities, and disposal services designed for small and large demands. So whether you need daily disposal, or just a one-time dump, they can help.
Get Free, No Obligation Quotes on Sharps Containers and Disposal Services in Philadelphia Today
Medical Waste Pros Philadelphia will connect you with a qualified service provider near you, who will help you pick an accurate disposal schedule, as well as the best containers for the waste you generate. With mailback options, one-time pickup options, and ongoing services available, you are sure to find the right solution for your organization. Here are just some of the industries our contractors serve:
- Veterinary Offices
- Dental Offices
- Doctors’ Offices
- Blood Banks
- Research Laboratories
- Tattoo Parlors
- Residential and more
The service for you is ultimately determined by the amount of waste you produce and what type of waste it is. Let a professional help you determine the best solution. Call us at (215) 352-4266 or fill out the form on the right for free, customized quotes on Philadelphia disposal services.