Frequently Asked Questions

Is the S14 2 gallon the smallest sharps container?

DOT regulations state 2 gallons is the smallest reusable sharps container permitted. This size is commonly used for clinics and low-volume areas and the S22 4 gallon has become the most common in patient rooms. Sharpsmart sharps containers actually occupy a wall space similar to disposable containers in a cabinet. Both sizes offer efficiencies in the frequency with which sharps containers are changed out. Once trialed, no hospital has mentioned size as an issue - they frequently comment on the safety of the larger opening and labor efficiency with the extra capacity.

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