Sharps Disposal in El Paso — Safe & Compliant Services 

If your medical facility requires reliable sharps disposal services, then you’ve come to the right place. Mediwaste Disposal provides reliable removal, transportation, and disposal services of sharps and other regulated medical waste. We know things get hectic, so we offer same-day service for your convenience. 

What is Sharps Waste? 

Sharps refers to medical waste that can puncture the skin and may be contaminated with bodily fluids or harmful substances. When healthcare workers handle equipment that includes needles, syringes, or sharp medical tools, they are at risk of coming into contact with bloodborne pathogens that can be harmful. The proper separation and labeling of sharps waste, and the professional transportation and disposal, are crucial to worker safety and health. 

Common Sharps Waste from Medical and Healthcare Facilities 

Sharps waste is anything that can be classified as bio-hazardous and can puncture the skin. Sharps waste is generated by facilities like nursing homes, hospitals, doctor’s offices, veterinary offices, pharmacies, and more. Under OSHA and state regulations, these facilities should properly label and segregate sharps to avoid injury. 

 

Common sharps waste includes:

 

  • Hypodermic needles

  • Syringes 

  • Scalpels 

  • Lancets 

The Importance of Proper Sharps Disposal and Segregation

Sharp wastes are dangerous because of their contamination with pathogens but also their ability to cut through the skin. Hypodermic needles, for example, can carry bloodborne pathogens like viruses, bacteria or fungi, or other contaminants that can be transferred on contact.

 

Sharps need to be placed in specified puncture-proof containers cleared by the FDA as usable for this purpose. These containers ensure that no sharp surface protrudes out and poses a risk to workers. These containers are usually labeled as biohazard waste, have a spill-proof cover, and are made out of puncture-proof materials. 

Sharps Disposal at Home

Sharps waste is not only produced in healthcare facilities but also in private homes or smaller patient facilities. Sharps disposal should follow the same guidelines at home and be segregated in plastic containers that are properly labeled. 

Mail-Back Sharps Program

Properly disposing of sharps waste doesn’t have to be cumbersome or inconvenient. Mediwaste offers a Mail-Back Sharps Program that makes the segregation and disposal of your sharp waste easy and convenient. You order the container from us and have it shipped directly to your home or place of business. 

 

Here’s how it works: 

 

  • Choose the size of your sharps container

  • Once it is full, mail it back with the prepaid shipping box

  • Call your local UPS to pick it up and leave the disposal to us!

 

Find Reliable Sharps Disposal Services at Mediwaste Disposal!

 

Mediwaste Disposal offers same-day service for sharps removal. Local and state regulations are clear when it comes to sharp waste disposal protocols. Not following these guidelines leads to fines and penalties. Sharps waste also poses a threat to the safety of workers and others that come into contact with them. 

 

Want to make sharps disposal easy and convenient? Call us today.