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 container

Orange lidded containers are used for non-medicinally contaminated sharps.

Examples of sharps not contaminated with medicines include:

  • Razors
  • Scissors
  • Medical Instruments

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

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  • Out of date medicine 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 ...

    • Stericycle Bio Systems containers are UN-approved and designed to be used up to 600 times after washing and disinfection.

    • They are not single use containers that require incineration and therefore should NEVER be placed in wheeled bins.

    • Stericycle will collect and replace your Bio Systems containers.


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