Sharps Disposal and Containers in Seattle
A sharp is defined as anything that can slice, prick, or penetrate the skin, or puncture cardboard boxes or waste bags. It becomes a medical sharp if it has been used or is intended for use with humans or animals in medical, industrial, or research laboratory settings.
Medical sharps can spread infectious agents, such as Hepatitis B (HBV), Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV), or Hepatitis C (HCV) so it’s important to take care when handling, storing, and disposing of these items. Common medical sharps include:
- Acupuncture needles
- Hypodermic needles
- Suture needles
- Scalpel blades
- Razor blades
- Syringes with and without needles
- Broken glass from the laboratory
- Slides and slide covers
- Culture dishes and slides
- Trauma scene waste that can cut or pierce
- And more
Medical Waste Pros Seattle is dedicated to helping organizations that generate medical waste find a service provider who meets their service and budget requirements. Our partners have years of industry experience and know the best ways to manage sharps disposal to keep employees and patients safe. We can find you a suitable match today.
Reputable Sharps Disposal in King County
Placing loose sharps in with normal trash or flushing down the drain is never a good idea. It will harm unsuspecting janitors and sanitation workers down the line.
Keep public workers and your community safe by partnering with a local waste disposal company. Using a waste disposal provider decreases liability and will help increase office efficiency. Our network partners have years of experience and know industry best-practices for sharps and medical waste removal.
Choosing the Right Sharps Disposal Container in Washington
There are containers designed specifically for sharps to keep employees who handle them safe. They are built of rigid plastic (or an impenetrable material) and have a line indicating when the container is full and ready for disposal.
There are two basic types of sharps containers:
Single Use – these containers are built to be used once and disposed of along with the contents
Reusable – these containers are built to be used, sanitized, and reused over and over.
Our contractors always use approved sharps containers and will set you up with properly sized containers based on your needs. As long as they’re used properly, sharps containers greatly reduce risk and nearly eliminate the dangers surrounding sharps. Medical Waste Pros will help you find a provider near you who can supply approved sharps containers in Seattle.
How Medical Waste Disposal Works in Seattle
If you need medical waste disposal and are located anywhere in King County, we can connect you to local medical waste management companies. Here’s how the process works:
- Fill out the form on the right or give us a call at (206) 905-1626. We will gather information on the services you require.
- Our contractors will write up quotes for free based on the information you provided about the services you need.
- You look through several quoted options and select the one the best meets your budget and service needs.
Our local providers offer affordable services to businesses across Seattle. They will set up an efficient process in your office and can pick up your medical waste at any frequency including daily, weekly, or annually. Give us a call to get free quotes on secure waste disposal services near you.
Get Free Quotes on Sharps Containers and Sharps Disposal Services in Seattle
Medical sharps require safe disposal to protect communities and the environment. Medical Waste Pros Seattle can help your company find the best waste management services in the area.
Our partners service companies across Washington state and provide a comprehensive line of flexible services. No matter what industry your business is in, if you produce medical waste, you need to handle it responsibly.
Here are just a few of the industries we work with:
- Tattoo Parlors
- Funeral Homes
- Hospice Facilities
Each business generates medical waste at a different rate, which affects the type of disposal service they require. Call us today at (206) 905-1626 or fill out the form on the right for free, customized quotes based on the services you need today.