Bio Systems containers for sharps disposal

Stericycle’s Bio Systems reusable sharps containers are UN approved and can be used up to 600 times after washing and disinfection, as opposed to single use containers which are used once then sealed and incinerated.

Yellow lidded container

Yellow lidded containers are used for medicinally contaminated sharps (not cytotoxic or cytostatic) .

Examples of medicinally contaminated sharps include:

  • Syringes
  • Razors
  • Scissors/blades
  • Medicinal bottles
  • Large instruments 
  • IV bags / giving sets 

Available in sizes; 7.5L, 15L and 30.2L

Orange lidded, grey body

Infectious or potentially infectious soft clinical waste contaminated with blood/bodily fluids e.g. dressings, swabs, wipes, gloves, gowns, masks, aprons, and blood bags.

Orange-stream waste can be sent for disinfection by alternative treatment at a suitably authorised facility.

Purple lidded container

Purple lidded containers are used for hazardous (cytotoxic / cytostatic) medicinal waste.

 

Examples include:

  • Medicine contaminated infusion bag
  • Tablets and other medicines
  • Syringes and needles
  • Contaminated PPE

Available in sizes; 7.5L, 15L and 30.2L

Blue lidded container

Blue lidded containers are used for discarded pharmaceuticals.

 

Examples include:

  • Out of date medicine 
  • Returned medicine
  • Medicine bottles
  • Vials

Available in sizes; 7.5L, 15L and 30.2L

White lidded container

White lidded containers are used for single use metal instruments for recycling. 

Available in  30.2L

Yellow lidded container

Yellow lidded containers are used for medicinally contaminated sharps (not cytotoxic or cytostatic) .

Examples of medicinally contaminated sharps include:

  • Syringes
  • Razors
  • Scissors/blades
  • Medicinal bottles
  • Large instruments 
  • IV bags / giving sets 

Available in sizes; 7.5L, 15L and 30.2L

Orange lidded, grey body

Infectious or potentially infectious soft clinical waste contaminated with blood/bodily fluids e.g. dressings, swabs, wipes, gloves, gowns, masks, aprons, and blood bags.

Orange-stream waste can be sent for disinfection by alternative treatment at a suitably authorised facility.

Purple lidded container

Purple lidded containers are used for hazardous (cytotoxic / cytostatic) medicinal waste.

 

Examples include:

  • Medicine contaminated infusion bag
  • Tablets and other medicines
  • Syringes and needles
  • Contaminated PPE

Available in sizes; 7.5L, 15L and 30.2L

Blue lidded container

Blue lidded containers are used for discarded pharmaceuticals.

 

Examples include:

  • Out of date medicine 
  • Returned medicine
  • Medicine bottles
  • Vials

Available in sizes; 7.5L, 15L and 30.2L

White lidded container

White lidded containers are used for single use metal instruments for recycling. 

Available in  30.2L

REMEMBER...

Do not use for the disposal of free liquids.

Do not use for the disposal of sharps or rigid items likely to puncture the bag.

Bags should be filled no more than two thirds full OR to a maximum weight of 8kg, whichever is reached first.

Bags should be sealed at the point of production using the swan-neck method.

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