Yellow lidded sharps units

For sharps contaminated with medicinal products (Not cytotoxic or cytostatic)

Yellow-stream waste must be sent for incineration at a suitably authorised facility.

Available in 1L, 4L, 7L, 13L, 24L and 30L sizes.


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Orange-lidded sharps units

For sharps not contaminated with medicinal products, for example phlebotomy sharps and blood sample vials.

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

Available in 1L, 4L, 7L, 13L, 24L and 30L sizes.


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Purple-lidded sharps units

For cytotoxic and cytostatic sharps, e.g. chemotherapy drugs, Depo-Provera, Chloramphenicol.

Available in 1L, 4L, 7L, 13L, 24L and 30L sizes.

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Remember ...

  • Do not use for the disposal of free liquids.
  • Sharps units should be filled to maximum of three-quarters full OR to the fill-line marked on the container, whichever is reached first.

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