Business Waste and Recycling Services

Sharps Recycling

Available as box collection
Available as box collection

Recycling sharps service for non-clinical sharps

Sharp objects can cause harm to humans, animals and the environment if not disposed of correctly.

As well as physical harm, sharps like knives, scissors and scalpels can take decades to decompose in landfill.

That’s why we offer a super simple recycling sharps service – so your business can dispose of its waste in a quick, safe and eco-friendly way.

Sharps disposal service

All you need to do is steer your sharps recycling into our cheery sunshine bins with tamper-proof lids.

Our sharps disposal service says a big yes to artist scalpels, architect equipment, scissors and other non-clinical sharps.

The only no’s are medical and hazardous sharps – but if you’re not sure what you can recycle, get in touch with our friendly team.

✔︎ Chuck it in
✘ Please keep it out
  • Art studio scalpels

  • Architect equipment

  • Scissors

  • Non-clinical sharps

  • Medical sharps

  • Hazardous sharps

It's essential to dispose responsibly of objects that are dangerous if mishandled.

Our sharps recycling service ensures items are safely disposed of.


Easy switch from your current business waste provider
Flexible business waste and recycling collections up to 3 times a day, 7 days a week
Amazing support available 24/7/365 from our specialist commercial waste collection team
Zero-to-landfill, with all non-recyclable business waste sent to generate Green energy.
Service Extras, like compliance certificates, weighing and data, and posters.
Responsible processing of materials in our award-winning facility

First Mile sharps disposal

Disposing of sharp objects is by no means an easy feat.

If they end up in the wrong place, they can cause major harm to humans and animals. Plus, the metal can take decades to decompose, harming the environment.

Do you offer safe sharps waste disposal?

We want to ensure sharps are disposed of in a safe and environmentally friendly way, which is why we strive to make sharps recycling as painless as possible.

Simply pop your sharps into our tamper-proof bins – things such as scalpels, scissors and non-clinical sharps are what we’re looking for.

Then, our sharps waste disposal team will pick up your sharps container waste from your business and take it to our specialist storage facility.

Sharps disposal

And here’s the best part about our sharps disposal, your sharps recycling will go to an Energy from Waste facility, where the items will be safely incinerated.

The electricity generated from this process is sent to the National Grid and provides heating and hot water to local buildings. So you know that your waste is going to great use!

At First Mile, our sharps recycling service is a cut above the rest.

We offer flexible sharps waste collections up to 3 times a day, 7 days a week. That way, you can spend less time worrying about your sharps disposal and more time running your business.

Order a Sharps Box

If you're a current First Mile customer, please order through the Customer Portal.

1 × Container

Order your Non-Medicinal Sharps box, and we'll deliver free next working day. Once it's full, login online to book your free collection.

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Easy. Smart. Green.

You're one step away from a cheaper, greener recycling service.