Covidien Sharpsafety Safety In-Room Sharps Container, 5 Qt


Sharps Container


Learn About Covidien Sharpsafety Safety In-Room Sharps Container, 5 Qt

The 5 QT. Covidien Sharpsafety Sharps Container is available with (Covidien 8507SA) or without (Covidien 8506SA) an optional Counterbalance Lid is a safe, secure, and effective container for disposing of medical-grade items. Given its many uses, a container that stores items in a safe manner and also closes securely is important for medical office use.

The Counterbalance Lid is a functional, secured storage container that's able to limit access and prevent overflow. It comes with a forced horizontal drop and a counterbalance lid to assure you get the maximum amount of available space, while also being able to dispose of items with only one hand. An anti-kickback and shutoff indicator with a "full" sign offers more safety for the healthcare professional and anyone in or around the Covidien Sharpsafety Sharps Container. The kickback doesn't allow objects to escape from the container. A "shut-off" sign and valve do two things for the user: lets them know when the container is full and prevents any overfilling of the container. Locking tabs prevent anyone else from attempting to enter the container unsafely. Molded handles give the ability to lift and place the container anywhere in the room and transport it to a disposal area. Its small size allows it to be placed almost anywhere in the doctor's office.

The SharpSafety is made of 100 percent polypropylene. Once incinerated it burns only carbon dioxide and water vapor. It's also autoclavable. Additionally coming in a translucent version that allows you to see the inside of the container — informing you when it's full. However, the popular, red container is also translucent; it just blocks out some of the view of the sharps.

Covidien Sharpsafety Safety In-Room Sharps Container, 5 Qt Features:

  • Facilitates one-handed disposal of sharps
  • Prevents overfilling
  • Forced Horizontal Drop
  • Counterbalance Door.Material:Plastics


Quantity Single Unit or Case
APplication Sharps Container
Color Translucent Red Base
Dimensions 12.5" H x 5.5" D x 10.75" W
Lid Style Horizontal Entry
Lid Type Counter Balance Door Lid
Licking Type Locking Lid
Material Plastic
Placement Free Standing
Sterility Non-Sterile
Style Mailbox Style

Shipping, Payment, & Returns


Bttn provides free shipping on all of our products. Expected delivery times range from 7-14 business days. 

Payment Options

Payments are accepted via card, check, or PO. 

If you are paying by check, please promptly send all checks to 146 N Canal St Suite 300, Seattle, WA 98103. 

If paying by PO follow the steps below:
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5) Add as the recipient
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Return Policy

30-day return policy.

You can request a return up to 30 days after receiving your item. To be eligible for a return, your item must be in the same condition that you received it, unworn or unused, with tags, and in its original packaging. You’ll also need the receipt or proof of purchase. 

To start a return, you can contact us. If your return is accepted, we’ll send you a return shipping label, as well as instructions on how and where to send your package. Items sent back to us without first requesting a return will not be accepted. 

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Covidien In-Room Sharps Container Faqs FAQs

What are the requirements of sharps containers?

All FDA-cleared sharps containers should be leak-resistant, made of heavy-duty plastic, upright and stable, properly labeled as hazardous, and able to close with a tight-fitting lid.

When should you put the lid on a sharps container?

Containers that are two-thirds to three-quarters of the way full should be properly sealed with the lid secured and disposed of.

Can you put gloves in a sharps container?

Gloves, tape, alcohol preps, and other non-sharp, used medical equipment should not go in sharps containers.

What goes in the red sharps containers?

Connection needles, needles, syringes, lancets, and other sharp, used medical instruments are able to be disposed of in sharpesafety sharps containers.

Where can I buy FDA-cleared sharps disposal containers?

Pharmacies, health care providers, online medical stores (bttn), and medical supply companies are great places to look when on the market for sharps containers!

How to dispose of sharps containers for free?

Most pharmaceutical companies offer mail-back programs free of charge to their patients to ensure the safe disposal of used sharps. Safe Needle Disposal created a list of all of the container programs that you may be eligible for or you can enroll in.

Where to get a sharps container?

Sharps containers can be purchased on medical supply stores such as bttn or other retailers.