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Sharps Disposal Containers

As a doctor or medical professional, you know that sharps disposal is an important part of infection control. Used needles and other sharps can pose a serious risk of injury, both to you and to your patients. That's why it's crucial to use a sharps container that is designed to keep sharps safe and secure. Henry Schein offers a wide variety of sharps containers to choose from, including both standard and biohazard sharps containers. Our sharps containers are made from durable materials and are designed to meet all applicable safety standards. We also offer a variety of features, such as leak-proof construction and tamper-evident lids.

Browse Sharps Disposal Containers and Supplies

We understand that you have busy schedules, so we make it easy to order sharps containers online. You can choose from our wide selection of sharps containers and have them delivered directly to your office.

Types of Sharps Disposal Containers

Sharps Container Management

Effectively managing sharps containers and medical waste in your practice can be expensive, particularly for those of you who generate a minimal quantity within your office.

Sharps mailback programs have been available since the 1990s and present a cost-efficient option compared to the cumbersome and inflexible terms provided by numerous local pickup service providers. Typically, Waste Mailback programs enable medical practices to fill a container to its full capacity, appropriately package the container in a designated return box, verify the contents by signing a manifest, and then hand over the box to a UPS driver or postal carrier for delivery.

Sharps Management™ by HealthFirst®

Sharps Management™ by HealthFirst® makes disposing of your sharps waste easy. Simply fill your container and use the included prepaid return box to ship it out for disposal. “Sharps Management” and “Medical Waste Management” by HealthFirst, is a mailback medical waste service that allows your practice to only pay for what you use and is integrated with state-of-the-art waste tracking functionality that helps you stay informed and compliant. Simply order the appropriate size and number of sharps containers and medical waste products needed for your practice. Once full, use the included prepaid return boxes to ship the waste out for processing and disposal.

When you need to purchase sharps containers, look to Henry Schein Medical. We give you a large selection of products at the best prices. Start shopping now for mailback by HealthFirst.

Quality Sharps Containers for your Medical Facility

Our sharps containers are made with high-quality materials with the safety of medical professionals in mind. We take into account several factors, including:

  • Durable materials: Our sharps containers are made from durable materials that are designed to withstand punctures and tears
  • Safety standards: Our sharps containers are designed to meet all applicable safety standards, including those set by the FDA and OSHA
  • Features: Our sharps containers offer a variety of features, such as leak-proof construction and tamper-evident lids
  • Convenience: You can order your sharps container online and have it delivered directly to your office

Steps to Get Rid of Used Needles and Other Sharps

  1. Place all used needles and sharps in a sharps container immediately after they have been used. This will reduce the risk of needle sticks, cuts, and punctures from loose sharps.
  2. Use a sharps container that is designed to meet all applicable safety standards. The container should be puncture-resistant and have a tight-fitting lid.
  3. Label the sharps container with the biohazard symbol. This will help to ensure that the container is properly disposed of.
  4. When the sharps container is full, seal it tightly and dispose of it according to your local regulations. You can usually find information about how to dispose of sharps containers in your local waste management guide.

Additional Tips for Safe Sharps Disposal:

  • Never put sharps in the trash or recycling bin. This could put waste workers and other people at risk of injury
  • Do not overfill the sharps container. This could cause the container to leak or break, which could spread contamination
  • Do not remove the needle from the syringe before disposing of it. This could also spread contamination

Sharps Disposal Container Standards

  • Functionality: Sharps disposal containers should be puncture-resistant, durable, and of an appropriate size and shape. The closure should be secure and minimize exposure during closure
  • Accessibility: Sharps disposal containers should be upright and easy to operate while preventing the contents from spilling. They should be placed in a visible location, within easy horizontal reach, and below eye level. Sharps disposal containers should also be placed away from any obstructed areas
  • Visibility: Sharps disposal containers should be clearly visible to health care workers. They should be designed so that workers can easily determine the container's fill status and distinguish any warning labels
  • Accommodation: Sharps disposal containers should be easy to store and assemble, require minimal worker training, be easy to operate, and have a flexible design. They should also easily accommodate one-handed disposal of sharps devices. Product design should minimize sharp surfaces and cross-infection hazards. Installation and mounting systems should be safe, durable, stable, and cleanable