Sharps Waste

The Right Approach to Managing Your Sharps Waste
  • Yellow Lidded Sharps Box
  • Orange Lidded Sharps Box

Because we’re experts in clinical waste, we offer our clients a full range of disposable solutions for all clinical and sharps waste from 55ltr bin collections to single one off bags and 6, 7 & even 11ltr sharps removal.

All of these bins conform to the new Environment Agency regulations Disposal of Sharps Waste and The Controlled Waste Regulations 2012 (CWR 2012)

With all three classifications now in force "special waste" is seen to be potentially more harmful to the environment or the general population. As such, this waste is now tracked more closely than either general waste or sanitary waste.

An Environment Agency Consignment Note is required to track each individual shipment and ensure that your clinical waste is transported and disposed of correctly.

The Vastum Group will produce these notes, on your behalf, and will ensure that they are completed correctly and logged with the Environment Agency.

In the last few years, issues have been raised by The Department of Health on decontamination and re-use of instruments from clinical procedures in relation to the risk of infection.

The Department have also recently issued specific guidance relating to single use instruments for dentists and other practitioners. This has led to an increase in single use instruments and the need for their safe disposal as clinical waste.

We supply two types of unit for the safe storage of this waste:

Hard clinical waste unit - for non-sharp single use instruments - retractors, speculum etc.

The unit has a solid removable lid to allow for larger single use items if necessary, and is suitable for metal or plastic items (and other hard items contaminated only with infectious body fluids e.g. glass).

This waste is incinerated or treated in suitably permitted facilities.

Sharps units - for sharp items that are single use and not contaminated with medicines e.g. scalpels, scissors etc.

The sharps waste unit is yellow to indicate clinical waste and an orange lid to identify as non-medicinal sharps waste. It has a self-locking final closure, to provide the necessary added security for sharp items which can pose a greater risk.
This is suitable for metal or plastic items (and any other hard items contaminated only with infectious bodily fluids e.g. glass).

For more on this and many other services The Vastum Group can offer you please call us on 01638 815464 or email us on

Why choose us

Our Approach

To us, it's not just work - we take pride in the service solutions we deliver. We encourage each other to achieve excellence in all endeavours and aren't satisfied until each customer receives the best from us.

Our Attitude

We are a team of down-to-earth washroom services providers here for the long term.

Our Unique Abilities

We supply major corporations and companies throughout the UK with top quality, value-for-money, products and services.

We have a range of products and services that allow us to provide your staff and customers with safe and discrete washrooms. For example, you can choose our latest no contact automatic sanitary bins along with matching soap, sanitiser & hand drying dispensers for a truly no touch washroom experience.

All of this can be provided throughout the entire UK.

Our experience

To date, we have successfully serviced over 1500 sites for large multiple customers such as LUSH Retail, L’Occitane and Salvation Army Stores. With many other customers around the UK such as small offices to Banks…the list goes on.

The management of The Vastum Group have over 60 years of combined experience within the Janitorial and Washroom Services industry.


Quality is a word we use often. But here, we mean it. At The Vastum Group Ltd, each project, large or small, is assigned a customer care team manager who is tasked to worked directly with your project. Be it a single sanitary bin or replacing the entire washroom experience.

Our Support

Tomorrow, we will be here for you. We are not a flash-in-the-pan company. We have seen other companies come and go and we plan to still be here years from now. We have survived and thrived during many recessions when our competitors buckled and folded under the pressure. Our history speaks for itself.

Contact information

For all enquiries please send to:

The Vastum Group Ltd
9 Saxon Hall Road

Tel: 01638 815464