Sharps Disposal and Containers in Washington DC
A sharp is defined as anything that can prick, penetrate, or slice open the skin, or puncture cardboard boxes or waste bags. It becomes a medical sharp if it has been or is intended for use with humans or animals in medical, research, or industrial laboratory settings.
Medical sharps can spread infectious agents, such as Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV), Hepatitis C (HCV), or Hepatitis B (HBV), so it’s important to take care when you are storing, handling, and disposing of these items. Commonly found medical sharps include:
- Suture needles
- Razor blades
- Scalpel blades
- Syringes with and without needles
- Acupuncture needles
- Hypodermic needles
- Trauma scene waste that can cut, slice or pierce
- Culture dishes and slides
- Broken glass from the laboratory including slides, slide covers, and more
Medical Waste Pros Washington DC will find you a reputable, local service provider to help dispose of your sharps and other medical waste in a responsible manner. They will set you up with the right containers to store your waste in, and can schedule recurring pick up services or give you a mailback return kit for your waste. Get free quotes for services near you today.
Secure, Reliable Sharps Disposal in Washington DC
There are good and bad ways to dispose of sharps. Never flush them down the drain or put them in a waste bag where they could easily prick someone. Irresponsible disposal practices put public service employees at risk.
There are strict regulations in place at the federal and local levels determining specific containers to place used and unused sharps in. If you work with a medical waste service provider, they will supply the correct containers and use their industry knowledge to help keep your business in compliance and your community safe.
Choosing the right Sharps Disposal Container in Washington DC
There are two distinct types of sharps containers:
- Reusable – Containers that are meant to be used more than once. They are built to easily disassemble, so you can empty, sanitize, and reassemble for use over and over again.
- Single Use – Containers that are disposed of along with the contents inside. These containers can be used in any service type.
Sharps containers are meant to be puncture-proof, so they are typically made from rigid plastic and will have a line indicating when they are full, so you know when it’s time to safely throw them out. Ultimate enforcement of sharps disposal comes from the state, so always check with local officials for correct container guidance.
As long as sharps containers are properly used, the hazards of handling medical sharps are greatly reduced. If you need sharps containers or sharps disposal services, Medical Waste Pros Washington DC will match you with a local provider. Fill out the form on the right and within minutes you’ll be in touch with local contractors and have several free quoted options.
How Medical Waste Disposal Works in Washington DC
We can quickly get you connected to several local medical waste service providers. Here is how our process works:
- You fill out the form on the right or call us at (202) 350-9058. We gather information from you about the services you need.
- We pass that information onto our DC contractors who write up quotes based on the services you are interested in.
- You look over your quoted options and select the one that best fits your service and budget needs.
Our local providers in DC offer a variety of sharps storage and disposal containers, and they will help set your business on the right track to a smooth medical waste disposal process. However often you need to dispose of medical waste, there is a solution for you.
Get No-Obligation Quotes for FREE on Sharps Containers and Sharps Disposal Services in DC
Medical Waste Pros Washington DC connects businesses in need of medical waste disposal to reputable local contractors. Our partners supply containers and flexible scheduling options to meet the needs of any company, big or small. We service a variety of industries that produce medical waste, including but not limited to:
- Research Laboratories
- Funeral Homes
- Tattoo Parlors
- Blood Banks
Each business has unique needs. With medical waste it depends on how much you produce and how often you need your waste picked up. If you interested in seeing the service option available near you, call us at (202) 350-9058 or fill out the form on the right for free quotes.