Sharps Disposal and Containers in San Diego
Sharps need to be properly contained when they’re thrown out, or they risk harming anyone handling the trash. Sharps can not only prick people causing scratches, medical sharps can spread diseases such as Hepatitis B (HBV), Hepatitis C (HCV), and Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV). To avoid this, federal and state laws dictate how medical sharps should be handled and packaged.
What Items Qualify as Sharps?
Sharps are anything that can prick, slice, or pierce the skin, or can puncture a waste bag or cardboard box. Here are some commonly found items in the medical field that classify as sharps:
- Culture dishes and slides
- Scalpel blades
- Razor blades
- Trauma scene waste that can cut, slice, or pierce
- Acupuncture needles
- Suture needles
- Hypodermic needles
- Broken glass from the laboratory
- Slides and slide covers
- Syringes with and without needles
- And more
Medical sharps are sharps that have been used for or are intended for use in any medical procedure or research setting. Our partners provide safe pickups of medical sharps to locations across Southern California. Get free quotes on services and prices on approved sharps containers today.
Dependable, Reputable Sharps Disposal in Southern California
Medical waste removal companies work hard to take the stress out of medical waste management for companies across San Diego. They stay up-to-date on current laws, constantly update their processes, and use the best containers and technology available to get the job done.
Sharps require special attention because of their high potential to cause serious harm. Let Medical Waste Pros San Diego set you with a local contractor. They use the best sharps containers for medical and veterinary sharps and will increase your office’s safety.
Choosing the Right Sharps Disposal Container in San Diego County
Sharps containers are built to contain sharps in the safest way possible. They are typically built from puncture resistant materials, often times rigid plastics. Sharps are generally regulated at the state and local levels, so check in with your local authorities to learn more about approved sharps containers in your area.
Sharps containers can be broken down into two basic types:
Single Use Containers – Built to be used once and thrown out with the sharps inside.
Reusable Containers – Built to be used multiple times, these can be rinsed, sanitized and refilled.
Approved sharps containers keep people who handle sharps safe as long as they are used correctly. Keep your sharps in the appropriate containers to ensure your patients and employees don’t get injured. For safe sharps containers and affordable service options, give us a call at (619) 894-8758 or fill out the form on the right!
How Our Process Works in San Diego
Our San Diego-based providers offer a comprehensive line of services. Whether you need to schedule ongoing services, a one-time pickup, or just a few containers to make your office safer, our contractors can help. Get connected to providers today. Here’s how it works:
- Fill out the form on the right or call us at (619) 894-8758. We will take down information regarding the services you need.
- Our San Diego waste disposal specialists will write up free quotes based on the information you provided.
- You look through several quotes and choose the one that best suits the needs of your business.
Get Free, No Obligation Quotes on Sharps Disposal Services and Containers Today
Medical Waste Pros San Diego will connect your business to the best local waste management companies in Southern California. They use the proper containers, abide by all federal and local laws, and have years of industry experience. We work with companies from all industries that produce medical waste, including, but not limited to:
- Blood Banks
- Funeral Homes
- And More!
Each business requires a different type of service to meet their unique needs. We will get you customized quotes from providers near you. Just call us at (619) 894-8758 or fill out the form on the right to get started.