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While all waste should be stored in the appropriate containers before disposal, the safe storage of sharps and similar materials is of particular importance – due to the health and safety risk associated with this waste type. For example, if not stored correctly, those handling or disposing of the sharps waste could be at risk if the products cut, scrape, or pierce their skin. This risk is intensified if the sharps have come into contact with any infectious materials.
Daily, weekly, fortnightly or ad hoc collection
1 bag of waste
There are various sharps bins available, depending on the type of waste you are producing. Typically, these products are colour-coded to make it easier for the waste to be appropriately segregated.
Orange-Lidded Sharps Bins
Orange-Lidded Sharps Bins.
Sharps bins with orange lids are designed to store non-pharmaceutical sharps (i.e. sharps that have not been used within a healthcare setting). This could include:
Yellow-lidded sharps bins
Sharps bins with yellow lids are designed for use in medical facilities, such as doctor surgeries and hospitals. They should be used for any sharps waste that has come into contact with medical waste. This could include:
Sharps bins are also used to store other forms of hazardous waste that are not necessarily sharp but require secure and leak-proof storage.
Red-lidded Sharps Bins
Sharps bins with red lids are designed to store medical waste items such as:
Body parts & organs.
Blue-lidded Sharps Bins
Sharps bins with blue lids are designed to store medical waste items such as:
Purple-lidded Sharps Bins
Sharps bins with purple lids are designed to store cytotoxic and cytostatic waste products, such as:
Contaminated PPE & disposable garments
At Divert, all of our Sharps Waste Bins are made from highly durable materials, reducing their chances of being pierced or damaged during storage and transit. They are also sealable and lockable. In short, they ensure that all waste produced within your facility will be appropriately managed.
Please do not hesitate to get in touch today for more information about the Sharps Bins we have on offer. In fact, we can provide you with all manner of Sharps Bins free of charge – and arrange for low-cost collection at a schedule that works for you.
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