For the last 17 years and counting, Ace Waste has been a trusted waste management and sharps disposal service provider in Melbourne and its surrounds. Our professional and experienced team ensures that your medical practice is 100% compliant and safe. Continue reading to learn how we can ensure correct Sharps management and disposal for your practice.
Did you know that around 18,000 Sharps incidents are reported annually in Australia? Correct Sharps disposal is crucial to the health and safety of patients, staff and the environment as they can expose workers to infection risks and blood-borne viruses such as Hepatitis B, C and HIV.
What are Melbourne’s Sharps regulatory requirements?
In Melbourne, Sharps waste falls under the Clinical and related waste category. Clinical waste is any material with the potential to transmit disease or cause injury. For example, suppose you are in the medical, dental, veterinary, beauty or tattoo industries. In that case, you will most likely produce some form of Clinical and Sharps waste and must handle and dispose of it according to your state laws.
The EPA Victoria states;
“…clinical and related wastes are properly segregated, packaged, labelled, handled and transported to minimise risk to waste handlers and the community, such as needle stick injuries and transmission of infectious diseases.”
As a business, you have a duty of care to ensure a safe environment for all staff and visitors. To encourage correct disposal and reduce the risk of injury, you are legally required to install Sharps bins or containers throughout your practice. These bins must be sturdy, leak-proof, clearly labelled, and yellow.
Ace Waste’s specialised Sharps waste bins & containers
Ace Waste’s Directors have created a sharps manufacturing company known as Ace Sharps. Collectively we have specially designed our Ace Sharps Protect + Sharps containers to reduce the risk of needlestick injury, cross-contamination, and incorrect segregation and provide a more sustainable sharps disposal product.
For extra security and space, we also offer durable bin brackets and wall mounts to keep sharps secure from unauthorised access and ground or bench spaces clear. Our reliable, cost-effective Sharps bins are ideal for:
- Medical Sharps
- Non-contaminated Sharps
- Biohazardous Contaminated Sharps
- Chemically Contaminated Sharps
Enhance business environmental safety & sustainability
Businesses that generate Sharps waste are responsible for minimising their impact on the environment. While it’s impossible to totally avoid waste generation, you should aim to reduce waste by understanding how and where it is produced within your business. A great way to do this is by performing a professional Waste Audit.
Once you identify your waste management processes, you can identify and implement practical solutions to optimise sustainability, cut costs and improve workplace safety. Some key ways to lessen your impact on the environment and improve your Clinical waste practices include:
- Segregating, packaging and storing waste properly.
- Organising relevant waste management training and education within your workplace.
- Elect a licensed service provider such as Ace Waste to collect and dispose of your Sharps appropriately.
Professional, EPA-approved sharps waste disposal in Melbourne
Ace Waste’s Melbourne-based, EPA-approved incineration plant is the largest in Australia and provides the highest possible standard of waste treatment and destruction. Unlike other plants, Ace Waste’s facilities convert waste into energy, ensuring a more sustainable disposal solution for your Clinical and related waste.
What industries do we work with in Melbourne?
Ace Waste provides fully compliant sharps containers and disposal services in Melbourne to the following facilities and industries:
- GP and Medical Practices
- Dental Practices
- Research Institutes
- Veterinary Clinics
- Aged Care Homes
- Tattoo Parlours
Don’t see your industry here? Give our friendly team a call today and we will see how we can help. Otherwise, click below to organise a FREE quote today.
Gain the Ace Waste advantage
Our professional service process is easy, reliable and tailored to your business needs.
- Make the call
Contact the Ace Waste team for a free waste management quote or to organise a waste audit.
- Receive your personalised plan
Once we analyse your facility materials and practices, we can present a foolproof waste management plan.
- Organise waste collection times
Once this plan is approved, our waste experts will provide your facility with durable Sharps containers and organise the best collection times for you.
- Business as usual
We’ll dispose of your waste safely and professionally so you can continue you daily activities with confidence.
Gain peace of mind with a free quote from the Ace Waste team today!