The new RED colour-coded 2.5 litre container is for the safe disposal of Anatomical and Placenta waste that meet the most stringent quality and safety standards, and are designed to help you fit with your healthcare waste policy and also achieve compliance with the best practice guidance and the latest regulations, this new container will replace our current SHARPSGUARD® placenta 2.5 litre (green lid).
A sharps container is a container that is filled with used medical needles (and other sharp medical instruments, such as an IV catheter). They fit into two main types: single use which are disposed of with the waste inside, reusable which are robotically emptied and sterilized before being returned for re-use.
You should use a sharps bin to dispose of used needles or sharps. A sharps bin is a specially designed rigid box with a lid.