Do not lose sight of what happens to sharps waste once it leaves your facility. You are responsible for your sharps waste from “cradle to grave”. Valley Medical Waste can provide you peace of mind that your sharps waste is being properly managed.

Valley Medical Waste offers sharps disposal and documentation to maintain compliance with applicable federal and state, OSHA and DOT regulations.

What Items Classify as Sharps?

Sharps are objects or devices that have been used in patient care or in medical, research or industrial laboratories. Sharps can be glass, metal or plastic with rigid corners, sharp edges or protruding pieces that can slice, scrape or pierce the skin. Sharps may include:

Sharps containers must be:

Properly Document Storage and Disposal Information

Tracking documents must be kept on site for a minimum of one year from disposal date and regularly updated.

Typically, documented information includes (but is not limited to):