Choosing the right biohazard waste containers for the job at hand is important not only for your business, but to protect patients, staff, and the environment. These containers are typically visible in doctors’ offices or hospital settings. Containers used for medical waste are prevalent in these locations because they are a requirement to ensure this type of waste is disposed of immediately and in close proximity to the area in which it was used. Sharp items such as used needles and syringes must be placed in special medical waste containers called sharps containers. These receptacles are termed sharps containers because they specifically hold sharp items. Sharps must be properly contained so as not to spread germs or other blood-borne pathogens to other patients.