Sharps Bins

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.

Collection Frequency:
Daily, weekly, fortnightly or ad hoc collection
1 bag of waste
Waste Type:
  • Clinical

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.

Sharps bins
Every coloured lid
Low cost collections

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:

Tattoo needles.
Piercing needles.
Staples/Stationary products.

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:

Hypodermic needles.
Insulin pens.
Pre-filled syringes.
Infusion sets.

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:

Anatomical waste.
Blood bags.
Body parts & organs.

Blue-lidded Sharps Bins

Sharps bins with blue lids are designed to store medical waste items such as:

Face masks
Expired pharmaceuticals
Surplulous medications

Purple-lidded Sharps Bins 

Sharps bins with purple lids are designed to store cytotoxic and cytostatic waste products, such as:

Contaminated PPE & disposable garments
Medicinal vials
Blister packs

Sharps Bin

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.

All waste types
  • All waste types
  • Cardboard
  • Clinical
  • Confidential
  • Dry Mixed Recycling
  • Food
  • Garden
  • General
  • Glass
  • Liquid
  • Oil
  • Paper
  • Plastic
  • Sanitary
  • WEEE
  • 1100 Wheelie bin

    The most common bin, 4 wheels, can be lockable. Holds 15+ bags

  • 240 L wheelie bin

    This is the same size as the one outside your house. Holds 3 – 5 bags

  • 360 Litre Wheelie Bin

    A bit bigger than the one outside your house. Holds 5 – 7 Bags

  • 660 L wheelie bin

    A big bin, 4 wheels suitable to hold 10 – 12 bags. Can come with a lock

  • Anatomical Waste

    Clinical waste bags suitable for organs, body parts, blood bags, animal organs, body parts, placentas, tissue samples.

  • Clinical Infectious Waste

    Clinical waste bags which are suitable for bandages, wipes, dressings, gloves, PPE and aprons

  • Clinical Non-infectious

    Clinical waste bags suitable for Incontinence pads, sanitary waste, nappies and wipes, disposable garments, PPE (Garments and gloves), emptied colostomy bags, swabs

  • Cytotoxic and Cytostatic

    Clinical waste bags suitable for blister packs, gloves, wipes, medicinal Vials

  • Dental Amalgam

    Dental waste container suitable for unwanted amalgam, teeth with fillings and capsules containing residues

  • IBC 1000L

    The big white container holds all types of liquids. 1000 L capacity

save 30% on current costs

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