Sharps Disposal and Containers in San Jose
Items that have the ability to penetrate, prick or slice the skin, or can puncture waste bags or cardboard boxes are defined are Sharps. Sharps are capable of spreading infectious agents such as Hepatitis B (HBV), Hepatitis C (HCV), and Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV).
What items are classified as Sharps?
Sharps are typically used or are intended to be used for human or animal care, for medical research or industrial laboratories. It is important to correctly dispose of these items to stop the spread of infectious diseases. Below are some examples of common medical sharps that need to be correctly disposed of with a Sharps Container and proper procedures:
- Syringes with and without needles
- Scalpel blades
- Lancets/“fingerstick” devices
- Root canal files
- Connection needles/sets
- Razor blades
- Suture needles
- Acupuncture needles
- Blood vials
- Culture dishes and slides
- Trauma scene waste that can cut, slice or pierce
- Broken glass from the laboratory including slides and slide covers and more
Medical Waste Pros San Jose will make sure you follow the laps imposed for sharps disposal. We will connect you with local providers to set you up with specifically designed, puncture proof containers, along with the best service and schedule to help you properly dispose of any used medical sharps. Contact us today to get free quotes on services near you!
Secure, Reputable Sharps Disposal in San Jose
To avoid the risks that result from improper disposal of used sharps, partner with a local medical waste disposal company. By placing your Sharps in safe sharps disposal containers you will help ensure the safety of your environment and community.
It is important to remember to never flush any Sharps down the toilet and to keep any loose sharps away from trash cans or recycling bins. Failing to do this will endanger janitors, housekeepers, children, and other sanitation workers who could come in contact with that environment.
Choosing the Right Sharps Disposal Container in San Jose
There are two main types of sharps disposal containers:
Reusable Sharps Containers – These containers are built so they can be emptied, sanitized, and used again for sharps collection.
Single Use Sharps Containers – These containers are thrown away with the sharps. These containers can be used for both mailback and ongoing services.
These containers are typically made out of rigid plastic and are marked with a line to indicate when the container is full. Medical Waste Pros San Jose will help you abide by state, federal, and local regulations for the disposal of medical waste. If you need help deciding which Sharps containers and safe Sharps Disposal are best for you, call us today or fill out the form to the right and we will get you connect with a provider in Santa Clara County.
How our Process in San Jose Works:
If you need medical waste disposal in San Jose or anywhere in Santa Clara County, we can connect you to a reputable provider. Here’s how we match you with the best service:
- Fill out the form on the right or call us at (408)-728-6169 to provide us with the specifics of your medical waste disposal needs.
- We match your needs with local contractors and their service options, and generate free quotes.
- Once you have been called back by the service providers, choose the best provider that fits your needs and future plans the most.
Let Medical Waste Pros Help You Today
Our network of local providers in San Jose are ready to connect you to the most affordable and reliable Sharps Disposal providers in your area. Medical Waste Pros San Jose will recommend the best disposal system for your needs, including a mailback system or regularly scheduled pickups. We provide sharps containers and sharps disposal for virtually any industry, including:
- Tattoo artists
- Piercing artists
- Office buildings
- Residential and more
The type of disposal service you require comes down to the volume of medical and hazardous waste you produce. Call us today at (408)-728-6169 or fill out the form to the right so we can help you find the best service for your needs. In minutes you will be provided with free, customized quotes on local medical waste disposal services in your area.