You have likely seen these sharps containers in various places, such as bathrooms and medical clinics in and around Tampa, Brandon, St. Petersburg, Clearwater, Palm Harbor, New Port Richey, and the surrounding areas. These containers have a limit to how much they can hold, and Biowaste Services can handle any sharps container disposal needs you may have. There are many locations that these sharps containers can be found in and they will come in a variety of sizes as well. We can work out a schedule to handle your sharps container disposal on a weekly or monthly basis. Reach out to our team today to learn more about customizing your sharps container disposal schedule.
Single Use Versus Reusable Sharps Containers
Sharps container disposal ultimately means that the contents of the sharps container needs to be dealt with. But what about the containers themselves? In some cases, the containers are single-use only and must be dealt with in the same manner as the sharps themselves. But in other cases there are reusable sharps containers that must follow a strict protocol in order for them to be properly reused.
In order for a sharps container to be reused, it must not be handled by a human beyond being transported to the processing facility. They cannot be opened, emptied, or cleaned manually or in any way that would expose workers to the risks of sharps injury. The idea is to prevent a person from ever being in a position to be injured by a sharps object because they could then inadvertently affect the container itself on the outside, thus rendering the container as a biohazard itself and then it must be handled in the same manner as other biomedical waste.
Multiple Sizes For Any Application
Sharps containers are available in a variety of sizes based on the needs of the facility. In a clinic bathroom, for example, a small size sharps container that is mounted to the wall would be all that is needed and this would suffice for a period of weeks or months before needing to be attended to. In contrast a biomedical facility may have a large amount of sharps waste needing a receptacle for, and there are containers that are gallons in size, like a large garbage container, that can be perfect for this application.
At Biowaste Services we have a variety of sharps containers that will fit the needs of your facility. This makes sharps container disposal easy because you have the right size that isn’t too small needing disposal at every turn and you won’t have one so large that it virtually never needs disposal. Contact our team today to learn more about our sharps container disposal services as well as our other services.