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 sharps recycling service – so your business can dispose of its waste in a quick, safe and eco-friendly way.
All you need to do is steer your sharps recycling into our cheery sunshine bins with tamper-proof lids. We say 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
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How our Sharps Recycling service works
Your safe box with old sharps is collected internally from your business by a uniformed driver.
All boxes are then taken to our depot where they are stored in a dedicated area.
The sharps boxes are taken to an Energy from Waste facility.
The electricity captured from this process is sent to the National Grid, and heat is used to provide heat and hot water to local buildings.
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.
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 disposal team will pick up your waste from your business and take it to our specialist storage facility.
And here’s the great part, 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 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.
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It's essential to dispose responsibly of objects that are dangerous if mishandled.
Our sharps recycling service ensures items are safely disposed of.
You're two steps away from a cheaper, greener recycling service.