Sharps Disposal and Containers in Portland
Sharps are generally defined as items that could potentially spread infectious agents- specifically Hepatitis B (HBV), Hepatitis C (HCV), and Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV). Some of the most common medical waste defined as sharps will include anything that can prick, slice, or penetrate the skin, or can puncture waste bags and cardboard boxes.
What items are classified as Sharps?
Anything that has been used or are intended to be used for human or animal patient care for medical, research, or industrial laboratories can be defined as Sharps. Here are a few examples of different items that need to be disposed of with a Sharps Container and proper procedures:
- Suture needles
- Acupuncture needles
- Culture dishes and slides
- Hypodermic needles
- Syringes with and without needles
- Scalpel blades
- 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 Portland helps you find a reputable local provider that can supply containers and mail-back systems for the safe disposal and transport of sharps. They also provide regularly scheduled pickups to make sure you’re compliant with all local, state, and federal medical waste disposal laws. Get Free Quotes Today!
Secure, Reputable Sharps Disposal in Portland
Partnering with a local medical waste disposal company will ensure that you’re protecting your employees and the general public from the risks associated with Sharps disposal. All Sharps need to be placed in a Sharps disposal container that is reinforced and used to dispose of medical and veterinary needles along with other types of Sharps listed here.
It’s not safe to place any loose Sharps in a trashcan or recycling bin- and you should never flush Sharps down the toilet. If you do, you’re putting janitors, housekeepers, children, and other sanitation workers in harm’s way.
Choosing the Right Sharps Disposal Container in Portland
These containers are usually made from rigid plastic, and are marked with a line that indicates when the container is full. Sharps disposal is generally regulated at the county and local levels- the state you live in may dictate what you can (and can’t) use for proper Sharps disposal.
Sharps containers usually fit into two main types:
Single use Sharps Containers – Which are disposed of with the medical waste inside. This includes containers for mailback programs or ongoing service
Reusable Sharps Containers – Which are emptied and sterilized before being returned for re-use.
Approved Sharps disposal containers and specially designed to safely store sharps, as long as they’re used properly. If you need Sharps Containers and safe Sharps Disposal, Medical Waste Pros Portland can help! Fill out the form to the right and we’ll get you connected with a Sharps Disposal and/or Sharps Container provider in Portland today.
How Our Process in Portland Works:
Our local providers in Portland offer a variety of sizes and capacities of Sharps Containers and Disposal Services- they’ll help you determine the right system that works for your needs, whether have a need for regular Sharps disposal or regularly scheduled pickups. Here’s how our process works:
- Fill out the form to the right, or give us a call at (503) 894-5143. We’ll connect you with a local provider at no charge to you in minutes.
- Once you contact us, we’ll provide your request to the providers in the Portland Area, and they’ll contact you with a no obligation quote for your service.
- Gather the quotes for your customized service, and choose the provider that fits the services and frequency that you require.
Get Free, No-Obligation Quotes on Sharps Containers and Sharps Disposal Services Today
Medical Waste Pros Portland helps connect you with a safe, reliable local Sharps disposal provider to schedule service and help you purchase a Sharps Disposal Container. They can recommend the best disposal system for your needs, from a mail-back system to regularly scheduled pickups. We provide sharps containers and sharps disposal for virtually any industry, including:
- Tattoo artists
- Piercing artists
- Funeral Homes
- Residential and more
What you need really depends on how much and how often you need medical and hazardous waste disposal. To get started, fill out the form to the right, or give us a call at (503) 894-5143. Within minutes, we’ll get you free, customized, no obligation quotes!