Correct containerisation is  vital when it comes to healthcare risk waste management. Not only do you want a service that provides the right solution, you want a comprehensive range of products that comply with all necessary legislation.

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Considered as hazardous healthcare risk waste, sharps refer to items that could puncture or cut, such as needles, blades, knives, broken glass, saws, amino hooks etc. and should be disposed of in the appropriate sharps container.

Colour-coded, SABS  approved, containers come in both reusable and single use, varying in size depending
on the volume of sharps waste generated.

  • Unique barcode numbers are provided for tracking and traceability
  • Brackets are available to fix the sharps containers to walls and trolleys
  • Single-use containers do not contain PVC

Sharps single use

  • Round and rectangular containers are available to suit the generators requirements
  • Rigid and puncture proof
  • Fill line indicating when the container is 3/4 full

Sharps reusable – Daniels Sharpsmart

Each year, for every 100 occupied beds, the Daniels Sharpsmart reusable container:

  • Reduces plastic waste to landfill by 3.5 tons
  • Eliminates the manufacturing and landfilling of 4 691 single use containers.

The Daniels Sharpsmart container is proven to be the world’s safest sharps management system.

(International study of sharps containment systems published in the British Journal of Hospital Infection in 2003 revealed dramatic injury reductions: 87% down on container related sharps injuries)

The single use box sets and reusable box sets (RUCs) are used to contain infectious materials that could transmit infectious agents such as gloves, bandages, nappies, dressings and swabs. All box sets must be lined with a red bag then sealed once 3/4 full. Infectious waste forms the largest component of healthcare risk waste (HCRW) generated in a healthcare facility. Unique barcoded numbers are provided for tracking and traceability. Infectious single use
  • Colour-coded, SANS aligned and SABS / UN approved
  • Biohazardous tape required to seal the box set once full
  • Available in various sizes dependent on needs and volumes of waste generated
Infectious reusable
  • Colour-coded, SANS aligned and SABS / UN approved
  • Less waste to landfill
  • Available in various sizes dependent on needs and volume of waste generated
Disposal of expired, unused, spilled and contaminated pharmaceutical products must be separated for disposal by their allocated schedules and further separated into their six types. Schedules 5 & 6 require special authorisation from the National Department of Health – Law Enforcement Unit prior to collection treatment and disposal.
  • Unique barcoded numbers are provided for tracking and traceability
  • Separate barcoded schedule 5 & 6 stickers for identification and tracking
  • Containers are SANS aligned, SABS / UN tested and approved
  • Available in various sizes dependent on needs and volume of waste generated
Anatomical waste containers are used to contain organs, tissues, body parts, non-viable fetuses, placentas, blood and bodily fluids from patients. The anatomical / pathological waste should be placed into a red bag which is cable-tied and placed into the appropriately sized red anatomical waste container.
  • Unique barcoded numbers are provided for tracking and traceability
  • Containers are SANS aligned, SABS / UN tested and approved
  • Single use containers do not contain PVC
  • Separate barcoded anatomical waste sticker for large amputation identification and tracking.
Anatomical waste should be recorded at source into the anatomical waste register / human tissue register
Cytotoxic waste is extremely hazardous and can only be treated via incineration. Cytotoxic medications are known to be highly toxic to cells, mainly through their action on cell reproduction. Cytotoxic waste includes any residual cytotoxic medication that remains following patient treatment and any materials or equipment potentially contaminated by cytotoxics such as unused cytotoxic pharmaceuticals, sharps, syringes, IV drip sets, ampoules, vials, gloves etc. It may sometimes also include vomit, urine or faeces from patients treated with cytotoxic medicine. Cytotoxic waste is to be placed into single use sharps containers and pharmaceutical containers. A barcoded cytotoxic sticker placed thereon.
  • Unique barcoded numbers are provided for tracking and traceability
  • Containers are SANS aligned, SABS / UN tested and approved
  • Single use containers do not contain PVC
  • Separate barcoded cytotoxic sticker for identification of the waste stream

Every healthcare facility should have at least one dedicated healthcare risk waste (HCRW) central storage area (CSA) serving as an interface from where the service provider will collect the HCRW for offsite treatment and disposal. The CSA must have sufficient capacity to accommodate the waste volumes generated by the facility as well as allowance should HCRW volumes increase.
  • Available in 3m, 6m and 9m sizes
  • Lockable
  • Insulation and rhino-lined floor with splash back
  • Wash hand basin and taps
  • Electrics
  • Vapour proof plug
  • Airconditioner (optional extra)
  • Fire extinguisher (optional extra)
  • Various healthcare accessories available
  • Various colours, sizes and microns available
According to SANS 10248- 1:2008, every healthcare facility must have a clearly demarcated area in which to store their waste prior to collection. A sign is required at the entrance indicating that it is a healthcare risk waste storage area.
  • Available in perspex or chromodek
  • Space provided for relevant contact person

Every central storage area requires a spill kit for immediate use in the event of a spillage.

Every Spill Kit contain:

  • Plastic carry box
  • Absorbent material
  • Anti-viral, bacterial disinfectant
  • High-density disposable bags and ties
  • Latex gloves
  • Nitrile gloves
  • Dustpan and brush
  • Pair of anti-mist goggles
  • Chem-vac pads
  • Chem-vac scatter
  • Biohazardous tape
  • Dust mask

Replacements available separately

Biohazardous tape must be purchased separately

Anatomical, cytotoxic and pharmaceutical barcoded stickers are available to assist with classification.

  • Each uniquely barcoded to ensure tracking and traceability
  • Various sizes, materials and designs available
  • Various sizes and colours available

Our highly trained and experienced clean-up response teams can promptly tend to HCRW spills, illegally stored and illegally dumped healthcare risk waste.

  • Trained teams based in every region
  • Fully equipped spill trailers and the relevant equipment


  • SABS approved,
  • come in reusable and single-use,
  • varying in size for the containment of various HCRW streams,
  • colour-coded and barcoded,
  • traceable from the time they leave our warehouse to final disposal.

You can leave your HCRW requirements to us, knowing that disposal will be done safely and efficiently.


Thousands suffer the trauma of a needlestick injury every year. Compass Medical Waste Services, in conjunction with Daniels, offer a safer sharps management system, not only protecting your patients and healthcare workers, but the environment too.

Designed with safety and the environment in mind, the Daniels Sharpsmart system:

  • has been clinically proven to reduce container related sharps injuries by up to 86.6%,
  • reduces plastic to landfill by up to 99.9%
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