Our Revolutionary Technology Turns Your Sharps into Confetti!

Please contact us in advance for our affordable, convenient and eco-friendly pricing and to schedule your walk-in sharps disposal.
Thank you for disposing of your sharps responsibly. Together, we can make a difference!

View and download our Household Sharps Walk-in Disposal Guidance PDF.

The Problem With Household Generated Sharps Waste

Each year, millions of Americans use needles, syringes, and lancets – also called sharps, to treat medical conditions at home. Disposing of those sharps after use can be a challenge.

If used sharps are placed loosely in household trash, flushed down the toilet or disposed of haphazardly, they pose a risk to the community. The risk may be greatest for family members including children and pets. Waste workers are also at risk of being stuck by sharps during trash pickup, during recycling, during waste water treatment or at the landfill. Exposure to used sharps increases the risk of contracting potentially life threatening diseases including HIV/AIDS or Hepatitis.

Household Generated Sharps Disposal

Disposal of sharps generated in the home is not regulated in Colorado allowing the in-home sharps user to place them directly into the trash. Although this method is allowable, it is NOT recommended and should ONLY be used as a last option if safe disposal methods are not available.

Safe Handling And Packaging Instructions

Use industry standard sharps containers or strong, HDPE (High Density Polyethylene) puncture resistant, leak proof containers with screw-on lids. Place used sharps into designated container immediately after use. Do not bend, break, or remove needles from syringes unless using a commercial sharps destruction device. Do not recap needles. Do not reuse needles. Examples of empty household generated containers that may be used for sharps waste include: laundry detergent jugs, bleach bottles, or other HDPE puncture resistant containers with screw on lids. The #2 symbol shown below will be stamped on the bottom of the container designating it is HDPE and acceptable for use.

Walk-In Sharps Disposal Hours: Monday–Friday 8:30am – 4:00pm
Address: 3131 Oakland St. Aurora, CO 80010

Colorado Medical Waste Owner/CEO Named To Bizwomen 2016 National Women To Watch List

Beverly Hanstrom – 1 of 100 Female Executives on 2016 Women to Watch List

“The carbon footprint created in healthcare is a staggering 22 lbs. of waste per staffed bed per day. Traditional medical waste disposal technologies currently in use today to treat infectious waste across the globe are autoclaves and incinerators. These technologies pile steam treated medical waste in landfills and release toxic particulates and greenhouse gas emissions into the air and are putting our health and our environment at risk. Colorado Medical Waste works hard to be innovators, leaders and role models to protect people and the planet and have successfully demonstrated that there’s better way. We are appreciative of Bizwomen and their acknowledgment that what we do matters,” said Beverly Hanstrom, the company CEO and Owner.

More than 1,000 female business leaders were recognized earlier in 2016 by 43 sister publications of American City Business Journals. Following this local recognition, the Bizwomen team met with their colleagues from across the nation to learn more about the honorees, conducted additional research and internal deliberations to compile their official national list of the 2016 100 Women To Watch.

Being named to this list is one of several honors bestowed on CEO Beverly Hanstrom in 2016, as she was given Denver Business Journal’s Outstanding Women in Business Award in the small business category. Earlier in the year Colorado Medical Waste was selected as a Colorado Company to Watch and was featured in ColoradoBiz Magazine. Beverly was also chosen to the Board of the National Stewardship Action Council for her leadership in sustainability. She has successfully navigated regulatory challenges and numerous obstacles in her tenacious pursuit to introduce and implement sustainable technologies and processes. She is a pioneer in her profession and one of only a few in a male dominated industry.

Hanstrom continued, “Each one of the 100 women on the list is someone that we all should get to know. Like mine, their stories of success have been decades in the making and will impact their communities for decades to come. Colorado Medical Waste is in good company and we couldn’t be more thrilled for the recognition and the opportunity to add our voice to the list of women out there making a difference.”

Media Contact:

Beverly Hanstrom
Aurora, CO 80010
Telephone: (303) 794-5716

Colorado Medical Waste – 2016 Entrepreneur 360 List

Entrepreneur 360 identifies small businesses that are mastering the continuous process of keeping all their parts growing in harmony.  Companies were evaluated based on four metrics:

  • Impact
  • Innovation
  • Growth and
  • Leadership

The result is our 2016 Entrepreneur 360 list. Colorado Medical Waste is ranked #284 on the list.


Denver Business Journal Special Edition Features Outstanding Women in Business Winner – Beverly Hanstrom, Small Business Owner

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Denver Business Journal Names Beverly Hanstrom, 2016 Outstanding Women in Business Winner – Small Business Category

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Beverly Hanstrom, CEO/Owner Colorado Medical Waste named Denver Business Journal 2016 Outstanding Women in Business Winner – Small Business Category.

The Denver Business Journal presented its 18th annual Outstanding Women in Business Awards honoring women for their innovation, entrepreneurship, professional accomplishments and community leadership. The luncheon was held on August 25, 2016 at the Denver Marriott followed by the award ceremony. Out of 240 nominees, Beverly was one of 36 finalists, one of 13 winners and was selected as the winner in the Small Business Category. Winners from 12 categories were named and included a lifetime achievement award. Dr. Donna Lynne, Lieutenant Governor and COO, State of Colorado was the keynote speaker. The award ceremony was MC’d by Belen DeLeon from 9News. The Denver Business Journal will feature the winners in their special edition section which will highlight the winners and their achievements.

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Beverly Hanstrom, Denver Business Journal 2016 Outstanding Women in Business Finalist

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Finalists for Denver Business Journal’s 2016 Outstanding Women In Business Award were notified on July 8, 2016. Out of 240 nominations 36 are finalists. The Denver Business Journal will select 13 women of excellence in business and community in the annual Outstanding Women in Business special section.

Finalists will be judged on their innovation, entrepreneurship, professional accomplishments and community leadership. A special section dedicated to these women is scheduled August 26, 2016. In addition to the publication, there will be an Outstanding Women in Business Award event on Thursday, August 25, 2016.

2016 DBJ Outstanding Women in Business Finalists
Beverly is #34.


2016 Colorado Companies to Watch Video Features Colorado Medical Waste


ColoradoBiz Magazine Features Colorado Companies to Watch Winner Colorado Medical Waste

ColoradoBiz Magazine features Colorado Medical Waste and can be seen on pages 25 and 41 of the digital issue. See other 2016 Colorado Companies to Watch Winners.


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Colorado Medical Waste Named 2016 Colorado Companies to Watch Winner

CCTW Gala Reception and Award Ceremony June 17, 2016. (Left) Jerry Manzanares, Beverly Hanstrom, Matt Dizol

AURORA, Colo.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Colorado Medical Waste announced today that it has been named a 2016 Colorado Companies to Watch Winner. This award acknowledges their drive, excellence and influence as a growing company in the state. Colorado Companies to Watch honors second stage companies that develop valuable products and services, create quality jobs, enrich communities, and create new industries throughout Colorado.

“Colorado Medical Waste is honored to be one of 50 companies chosen to receive this prestigious award. We look forward to the opportunities and visibility this recognition creates that will put our sustainable medical waste processing technology to work for Colorado,” said Beverly Hanstrom the company CEO and owner.

“We are pleased to recognize Colorado Medical Waste for their outstanding contribution in fueling the economic fire of Colorado. Thank you Colorado Medical Waste,” says Sean Nohavec, Colorado Companies to Watch Board Chairman.

Colorado Companies to Watch recognizes the driving economic forces in the state by focusing not merely on growth, but on the true impact and influence of an organization. By focusing on second stage companies across the state, the program offers distinct insight into the state’s economic landscape and recognizes organizations for the critical effect they have in their industries, communities and regions, as well as our state as a whole.

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Colorado Medical Waste – 2016 Colorado Companies to Watch Finalist

2016 Colorado Companies to Watch

Colorado Companies to Watch recognizes companies that develop valuable products and services, create quality jobs, enrich communities and create new industries across the state. These companies fuel the economic fire of Colorado by contributing economic growth throughout the state. Each year 50 companies are selected to become Colorado Companies to Watch winners. Over a 1000 nominations were received. Beverly Hanstrom, CEO of Colorado Medical Waste was 1 of 76 companies selected to attend the Finalists Reception on Thursday, April 7th at the Governor’s Mansion. Winners will be announced the week of April 18th followed by the Winners Welcome Event on 5/5/16 at the Marriott City Center in Denver, CO and on 6/17/16 at the Gala Awards Dinner at the Hyatt Regency in Denver, CO.

Finalists Reception 4/7/16 at the Governor’s Mansion

Colorado Companies to Watch is a yearlong program. In addition to public acknowledgement of the winners’ success, ongoing PR, celebratory events, complimentary membership to the Association for Corporate Growth, winners become members of the growing CCTW alumni community and develop strong relationships with other business leaders, community partners, and government officials.

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Colorado Medical Waste Owner Selected for National Stewardship Action Council Board – January, 2016

Beverly Hanstrom was appointed to the National Stewardship Action Council Board for her leadership in sustainable medical waste management and for her regulatory experience. Her ongoing contributions to NSAC has been achieving support from Colorado legislators, environmental groups and water departments to support the development of national policy and take back programs to protect public health and the environment from improper disposal of residential pharmaceuticals and sharps. Meet NSAC Board Members here. To learn more about NSAC click here.




Colorado Medical Waste Owner Beverly Hanstrom Graduates from SBA 2015 Emerging Leaders Program

“Thank you SBA for recognizing our growth potential and selecting me as 1 of Colorado’s 15 Emerging Leader participants. The intense MBA curriculum, and guest experts provided guidance and resources that will allow me, my fellow classmates and our businesses to emerge in our communities and beyond. Not only did the program provide an executive level education, it gave me a platform to showcase our facility to promote environmental stewardship and sustainable medical waste management. I will be an advocate for the program to other women, minorities and small business owners.” Beverly Hanstrom


Beverly Hanstrom Receives 2015 Sustainability Award Small Business Leadership Summit, Washington DC

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U.S. Congressman Mike Coffman presents the 2015 Sustainability Award to Beverly Hanstrom, CEO of Colorado Medical Waste at the Small Business Majority Leadership Summit in Washington, DC. Also pictured is John Arensmeyer, CEO and Founder Small Business Majority.

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Colorado Medical Waste Owner 1 of 100 Selected for 2015 National Small Business Leadership Summit –
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Beverly Hanstrom, President of Colorado Medical Waste, Inc. was selected to be 1 of 100 small business leaders from across the country to attend the Small Business Leadership Summit in Washington D.C. There she will discuss pressing issues facing small businesses; meeting with members of Obama’s Administration, members of Congress and to play a role in shaping national policy.

“I plan to speak with lawmakers about the importance of updating regulations, providing tax credits for innovative technology and the importance of sustainability and environmental stewardship. These are a few ways lawmakers can help drive small business growth, establish policies to protect public health and the environment and sponsor responsible legislation.”

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Colorado Medical Waste Receives Environmental Sustainability Award from the City of Aurora

Colorado Medical Waste was honored at the City of Aurora’s 10th Annual 2014 Business Recognition Dinner and Award Ceremony for Environmental Sustainability. The video and award were presented by George Noe, Aurora’s City Manager and accepted by the Company’s CEO/Owner, Beverly Hanstrom.

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Gold Star Award for Outstanding Customer Service

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Beverly Hanstrom Receives “Women in Business Making a Difference” Award 2015 and 2014 from the Aurora Chamber of Commerce

The Aurora Chamber of Commerce celebrates its annual Women in Business Unsung Heroes Luncheon and Award Ceremony. The event honors extraordinary women who are making a difference in Aurora.

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The Aurora Chamber’s Annual Women in Business Unsung Heroes Luncheon celebrated its 15th year of honoring “Women in Business Making a Difference” on February 13, 2015 at the Double Tree Hotel in Aurora, CO. Beverly Hanstrom is the 5th person from the right.


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The Aurora Chamber’s Annual Women in Business Unsung Heroes Luncheon celebrated its 14th year of honoring “Women in Business Making a Difference” on February 28, 2014 at the Red Lion/Radisson Hotel in Aurora, CO. Beverly Hanstrom is the fourth person from the right.


Fox 31 Features Colorado Medical Waste for Sustainable Ozone Processing

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Colorado Medical Waste and Ozone Processing are Featured on Fox31 Denver Broadcast

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Denver Post Features Colorado Medical Waste for Clean Medical Waste Processing

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Beverly Hanstrom and her Ozone Processor Help Keep it Clean

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Colorado Medical Waste Joins PRACTICE Greenhealth Supporting National Environmental Practices and Sustainability in Healthcare

PRACTICE Greenhealth is the nation’s leading membership and networking organization for the healthcare community. Their goal is to provide support to healthcare institutions and businesses that have made a commitment to sustainable, eco-friendly practices to create better, safer, greener workplaces and communities. Practice Greenhealth is a nonprofit membership organization founded on the principles of environmental stewardship and sustainable healthcare initiatives.

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