Sharps Management

Curtis Bay provides healthcare providers with a safe and environmentally sustainable approach to sharps management and disposal. We offer both disposable and reusable sharps containers.

The Curtis Bay reusable sharps container program can be full-service or dock side service, based on your requirements within your facility.

Curtis Bay has recovered and sanitized over one million reusable sharps containers. Reusable sharps containers are placed in permanent wall mounted vaults located throughout the facility. When full, they are removed and transferred to central storage locations by staff. Our personnel will do change-outs at each generating location, taking the full containers out of the brackets and replacing them with sanitized empty containers. The full containers are then transported and processed at our permitted treatment facility.

Reusable Sharps Container Cost Benefits:

      - Reduction in purchasing cost for new containers

      - Diversion of container waste from disposal processing fees

      - Reduction in workers’ comp insurance costs associated with staff handling of sharps

      Reusable Sharps Container Safety Benefits:

          - Reduction in needle sticks occurrences

          - Reduction in staff handling of sharps containers

          - Reusable containers are twice as thick as disposable containers

          - Semi-annual waste reduction and sharps management training conducted

            Reusable Sharps Container Environmental Benefits:

              - Reduction in waste generated volume

              - Reuse of the containers is the highest form of recycling

              - Helps satisfy AHA and EPA waste reduction MOU

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