Commercial Sharps Waste Management Services

If your business produces lots of sharps waste, you can count on NRC to manage it seamlessly. No matter what sector you’re in, or where you’re located, we will always offer transparent, competitive pricing and streamlined solutions.

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Why us

Sharps waste disposal

Whether you manage a bustling healthcare centre, a local clinic, or even a school’s nurse’s office, you have a responsibility to keep your space safe.

We have over 30 years of experience in the safe, efficient and streamlined management of sharps waste collection. With competitive prices and a nationwide reach, we have become a leading supplier of sharps waste removal and disposal across the UK

Through our expert services and 5-star customer service, we have helped clients in multiple sectors handle their sharps waste. This includes:

  • Healthcare
  • Care homes
  • Education
  • Retail
  • Food
  • Veterinary
  • Dental

Get in touch with our teams today for a free quote and waste audit – together we can find the perfect solution to your sharps waste management needs.

Our Services

Our commercial sharps waste management service

Whether you’re a large corporation or an SME, we’ve got your waste management sorted.

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Sharps Bin Collection Service

In many places, it’s a legal necessity to have appropriate sharps bins on-site. These bins offer everyone – from medical professionals to students – a safe spot to dispose of needles, syringes and other clinical or medical waste.

Improper disposal of sharps can result in injuries, potential contamination, and environmental concerns. None of us want to face those risks, do we? By keeping sharps waste separate and secure, we ensure it’s treated properly.

Our team is on standby to help you determine the best size, number, and collection frequency for your sharps disposal bins.

We are accredited sharp waste disposal specialists

  • Zero Waste To Landfill Practitioner
  • mrw award
  • mrw finalist award
  • iso qualifications

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Your trusted partner in sharp waste management

You need a waste management partner who will make removing sharp waste a breeze. Luckily for you, it’s our mission to take the worry out of handling waste, and we’ve got you covered when it comes to staying fully compliant with environmental law.


Fully transparent

Your trust matters to us, so we promise to be fully compliant with health and safety regulations and environmental protection laws, sending you reports to let you know exactly how your business waste was disposed of.


A partner you can trust

Our expertise in business waste management is second to none. We’re committed to offering honest, dependable advice every time.


Ready when you are

Your time is valuable. That’s why we ensure a dedicated team of professionals is always ready to help whenever you need.


Value for money

Our streamlined services take the weight off your shoulders and mean you get the most out of your money.



We only collaborate with waste management companies that share our eco objectives and can help us achieve maximum recycling and green energy recovery.


Serving across the UK

We are the perfect option for businesses with multiple locations throughout the UK as our network means we can cater to every one of them, while still delivering the same amazing service.

One Point Contact

Single point of contact

Because we manage the full process, you will only ever have to deal with one point of contact, prioritising simplicity for you.

Local Service

Community first

Since all our partners are local, independent waste management companies, you won’t have to deal with large corporations and your money stays in your local community.



If your business’s size changes, we can alter our services to suit, with no hidden costs or contract clauses.

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Cost-effective and reliable sharps waste removal services

We’ve got you covered with affordable sharps waste removal services. It’s more than just ticking legal boxes; it’s about streamlining the process for you.

You set the pace for collection schedules. Be it daily, weekly, fortnightly, or monthly, we’ll adapt to your rhythm.

Our certified waste carriers are ready to pick up from any location in the UK, ensuring swift transport to a nearby facility.

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What happens to my collected sharps waste?

Collected sharps waste goes through a meticulous process to make sure it’s disposed of ethically and safely.

  1. Secure containment: All sharps waste has to be handed over in puncture-resistant containers, designed specifically for this type of waste.
  2. Transport: Our licensed carriers take these containers to a dedicated disposal facility.
  3. Incineration: Sharps waste is typically incinerated at high temperatures. This process not only destroys any lingering bacteria, but also reduces the volume of the waste.
  4. Ash Disposal: The ash is then disposed of in designated landfills. In some cases it can even be used for certain construction materials.
  5. Energy Recovery: Modern incineration facilities often use the heat generated during the process to produce energy, turning potential hazards into a beneficial resource.

At NRC, we always aim to put sustainability first, with 99% of the waste we collect avoiding landfill. Of this, 43% is recycled, while 56% is converted into green energy. If you’re looking for a sustainable solution for your sharps waste management, get in touch with our teams today.

Case Studies

Brands we work with

Our waste management suits many business sizes – from SMEs to large household names. Get in touch today to get your waste sorted.

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31% of the waste was recycled, 65% of it was recovered

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Increase in recycling of over 300%

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Sanctuary Students

34% reduction in general waste volume

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Reduced general waste cost by 40%


“NRC completed a full site audit and advised us on improvements we could make increasing recycling and reducing costs. They worked with our team to help everyone understand what we are trying to achieve. We have since invested in new equipment and the waste management process is much more efficient – and we now recycle over 90% of our waste. The NRC team are responsive and attend site whenever we need them.”

Paulo Botrugno | VP Global Supplier Management – Head of International Supply Chain
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Operating nationwide

Whether you’re overseeing a single site or several throughout the UK, our extensive, unique network allows us to expertly handle all your waste requirements.

Reliable partnerships

We’ve chosen our partners based on their commitment to quality and reliability. That’s why, with NRC Business Waste, you can expect only the most transparent, punctual, and professional waste collection.

Efficient solutions

By working with NRC Business Waste for your commercial waste management, you can say goodbye to unreliable, undependable waste collections.

100% UK Coverage

Total UK coverage for sharp waste management

We’ve really got your back when it comes to managing your sharp waste. Our services span every corner of the country thanks to our extensive network of dedicated partners in waste management.

No matter where you’re located, our friendly and experienced team is here to assist you with all your waste needs, including collection, waste removal, and overall management.

No need to stress about dental-related waste – we’re the experts in handling it all. Reach out today for trustworthy waste management services – available nationwide.

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Hear from some of our happy customers

"NRC has demonstrated great flexibility and responsiveness with a rigorous approach to compliance management that is very much sought after by a leading UK charity such as ours. The centralised and transparent approach has enabled British Heart Foundation to investigate options and alternatives during the normal course of business, with the ease of having a single point of contact to take the hassle out of waste management for us."

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"NRC fully grasped our needs and designed a solution to suit our business that has delivered dramatic improvements above and beyond what was initially expected. The fact that we deal with a dedicated compliance and recycling contract manager at NRC while receiving expert service from some of the UK’s leading regional waste and recycling management suppliers gives us the best of both worlds and we’re delighted with the results."

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"NRC completed a full site audit and advised us on improvements we could make increasing recycling and reducing costs. They worked with our team to help everyone understand what we are trying to achieve. We have since invested in new equipment and the waste management process is much more efficient – and we now recycle over 90% of our waste. The NRC team are responsive and attend site whenever we need them."

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"We started working with NRC in 2017 using their expertise to improve service delivery and reduce costs for our customers. We have built our portfolio with NRC every year since and rely on their responsive, managed approach to add value to our own proposition."

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The team

Meet the team

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Paul Jackson, Consortium Director

Paul has over 36 years of experience in the waste and recycling sector. Having spent this time working for the largest waste management companies in the UK and Europe at a senior level, he has developed in-depth knowledge of the UK waste and recycling sector.



What is sharps waste?

Sharps waste is any object that has a sharp point or edge that is capable of cutting or piercing the skin. This includes needles, syringes, lancets, scalpels, and broken glass. Sharps waste can be contaminated with blood and other bodily fluids, which can pose a risk of infection, this is why sharps waste is usually incinerated after collection.

Why is it important to manage sharps waste properly?

Sharps waste is a hazardous waste that must be managed properly to protect the health and safety of workers, patients, and the public. Improper disposal of sharps waste can lead to injuries, infections, and the spread of disease. Get in touch with our teams today and we can help make your sharps waste management clean, green and compliant.
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More than just sharp waste management

At NRC Business Waste, we’re your trusted pros when it comes to waste management, but that’s not all we do. We’re here to take care of a whole range of waste types. Take a look at the various commercial waste solutions we offer businesses around the country.

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General Waste

Got things that can’t be recycled? We’ll take it off your hands and dispose of it responsibly. Sounds too good to be true? We’ll even provide a detailed report on what we do with your waste, so you can see for yourself.


Mixed Recycling Waste

Managing recyclables like cardboard, paper, plastic, and metal is a breeze with us. And if you can sort them before handing them over, even better.

Cardboard Waste

Cardboard Waste

If your business produces a lot of paper and cardboard waste then let us take care of collecting and recycling it for you. We can even help you to install on-site baling equipment to deliver even more cost savings for your business.

Food Waste

Food Waste

We know how to take your food waste and give it a sustainable makeover. We’ll transform it into green electricity, fertiliser, and compost. Not only does this promote eco-friendly food waste management, it reduces your costs, too.

Glass Waste


Glass waste is heavy, and dealing with it in general waste can be costly. That’s why we suggest separating it into its own bin – you save money and everything is properly recycled!


Commodities Waste

If your business churns out a lot of recyclable material, we’ll pay you a rebate for it. We even help you optimise waste returns, including recommendations for handy equipment to help you recycle more.


Other Waste

Our waste management has you covered when it comes to various types of waste, be it clinical, WEEE, or pre-consumer waste. So, whether you’re dealing with everyday waste or tackling something a little more specialised, NRC Business Waste is your reliable eco-conscious partner all the way.

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WEEE Waste

From small and large appliances to laptops and mobile phones, you can trust NRC Business Waste to responsibly and efficiently manage your WEEE waste collection.

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Electrical Waste

From small and large appliances to laptops and mobile phones, you can trust NRC Business Waste to responsibly and efficiently manage your WEEE waste collections.

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Pharmaceutical Waste

From sharps to supplements, no matter what type of pharmaceutical waste you generate, you can count on NRC Business Waste to handle it all.

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Sanitary Waste

Need someone to empty and collect the waste from your office sanitary bins? Or are you overseeing a busy healthcare facility? No matter your industry or type of sanitary waste, we can help.

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Medical Waste

From contaminated sharps to PPE, we have the experience and know-how to efficiently and effectively manage it all.

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Sharps Waste

We can provide sharps bins, as well as a comprehensive, reliable and sustainable collection service for all your sharps waste.

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Plastic Waste

No matter what industry you operate in, from office and education to warehousing and hospitality, you can trust us to manage your plastic waste in an eco-friendly way.

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Metal Waste

We’re experts in all things metal waste management, and will always prioritise the sustainable disposal of all metal waste, no matter the sector.

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Oil Waste

From airports to garages and pubs to construction sites, we are at the ready to handle the collection and sustainable disposal of your waste oil.

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Fridge Freezer Waste

You can always count on NRC Business Waste to collect, break down and recycle each part of your waste fridge freezers.

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Inert Waste

If your construction site or factory produces lots of inert waste, look no further than NRC Business Waste. We have the expertise and infrastructure to efficiently manage it all.

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Plasterboard Waste

Whether you’re in facilities management or construction, count on NRC Business Waste to dispose of your plasterboard waste in the most environmentally friendly way.

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Wood Waste

From wood packaging, pallets and timber, to any other type of wood scraps, we can help you handle it in a clean, green and compliant way.

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Paper Waste

Paper waste is a natural byproduct of most industries. It’s also one of the easiest materials to recycle – hand it over to NRC Business Waste and count on us for reliable collections and honest prices.

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PVC Waste

PVC is one of the most widely used types of plastics and can be found in anything from clothing to piping. If you need help managing your PVC waste, look no further than NRC Business Waste.

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Textile Waste

From manufacturing to retail, no matter what industry you work in, if you generate textile waste, we’re here to help.


Hazardous Waste

Whether your dental produces general, recycling or clinical waste, NRC Business Waste is the expert you need to manage it


Confidential Waste

If your business churns out a lot of recyclable material, we’ll pay you a rebate for it. We even help you optimise waste returns, including recommendations for handy equipment to help you recycle more.