Reusable Sharps Containers for Healthcare

Our Sharps Management Service utilizes reusable sharps containers and streamlines the collection and disposal of sharps waste, increasing efficiencies, protecting your staff and reducing your carbon footprint. 

Benefits of Reusable Sharps Containers

Improve Sharps Safety and Patient Care

Proactive reusable sharps container exchange ensures containers don’t exceed the fill-line, avoiding sharps injuries during needle disposal. By eliminating your organization’s responsibility of ordering, storing, transporting and monitoring inventory, staff have more time to focus on what matters most – patient care.

Puncture-resistant for Sharps Injury Prevention

Reusable sharps containers or multi-use sharps containers are also designed to be puncture resistant, which greatly reduces the risk of needlestick injuries, protecting healthcare workers.

Cost Efficient

When you switch to Stericycle’s Sharps Management Service, you’ll reduce or eliminate spend on disposable sharps containers and you’ll also reduce other costs related to materials handling, cardboard & packaging disposal.

Multiple Container Design Options

Designed to minimize employee and patient exposure to bloodborne pathogens from needlestick injuries, our unique funnel-top container design allows staff to safely dispose of sharps using one hand and an easy-to-see fill line to avoid overfilling. Containers come in a variety of sizes to meet your needs.

Supports Your Environmental Sustainability Goals

Every reusable container from Stericycle, replaces the use of up to 600 single-use containers. This significantly reduces plastic and cardboard going to landfills and your organization’s carbon footprint. Your Account Management team will provide you with actionable data to set and achieve sustainability goals.

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Reusable Sharps Containers for Hospitals

A Stericycle Service Specialist proactively exchanges the reusable sharps containers throughout the hospital. This relieves the burden of exchanging and disposing of sharps containers for Nursing and Environmental Services and reduces the risk of needlestick injuries.

Safe, Efficient, and Sustainable Sharps Management

1.    Seamless Installation
2.    Full-Service or Self-Service Container Exchange
3.    Tracked at Pick-Up
4.    Safely and Compliantly Transported

5.    Recorded for Compliant Treatment and Disposal
6.    Washed and Disinfected
7.    Quality Inspected
8.    Safely and Sustainably Reused

Carbon Footprint Estimator

In 2020, Stericycle and its client-partners diverted 104 million pounds of plastic from entering landfills through the use of reusable sharps containers. Stericycle was a pioneer in sustainable medical waste disposal and continues to this day to innovate safe, compliant, and eco-conscious solutions that protect the team members, patients, and communities of healthcare organizations around the world.

Use our Carbon Footprint Estimator to see how your healthcare organization will reduce greenhouse gas emissions if you switch from single use, disposable containers to Stericycle reusable sharps containers. If you are currently using Stericycle reusable sharps containers, use the tool to calculate and celebrate your sustainability achievements.

Why Stericycle?

Your Single Nationwide Partners

We manage all healthcare regulated waste streams, and offer related compliance support such as training and educational materials. Our network of localized team members across the country maintain a 97% on-time pickup rate.1

Your Risk Reduction Experts

Our Regulatory Affairs team under Environmental Health & Safety keeps up to date with regulatory changes and engages with federal, provincial, and local agencies as needed to help keep our customers informed and compliant.

Your Sustainability Champion

In 2023, Stericycle recycled 906 million pounds of paper, incinerated 55 million pounds of pharmaceutical waste, and helped our customers divert 101 million pounds of plastic from landfills by using reusable sharps and pharmaceutical waste containers rather than single-use containers.1

1. Source: Stericycle data, 2023.