We are currently experiencing a national shortage of COVID-19 related items, including disposable sharps containers. There is a 4-8 week lead time from our manufacturers for some COVID-19 related products and we cannot guarantee delivery dates at this time. If you place an order and the lead time is too long, we are happy to cancel and place a refund on products that have not shipped.

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"What is a Sharp?" & Other Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Proper Disposal

"What is a Sharp?" & Other Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Proper Disposal

The subject of handling and disposing of regulated medical waste — and more specifically, sharps — is complicated and confusing. At Curtis Bay Medical Waste Services, we hear a lot of the same questions, and it’s our job to answer them.

What is a "sharp"?

In medical terms, it is any device with a sharp point(s) or edges that can puncture or cut skin. A sharp can be a needle, a syringe, an injection device, a lancet, or any other medical implement that is, well, sharp.