Sharps Compliance Corp, Houston, has launched the TakeAway recycling system, designed for the safe collection, return transportation, and recycling of single-use medical devices (SUDs). The recycling system ensures that all collected materials are processed down to their basic commodities. SUDs that were previously destined for reprocessing, the landfill, or the medical waste bin are shipped via common carrier to Sharps’ permitted facility for recycling. Devices are decontaminated following all applicable safety standards and routed to the proper recycler. Plastics are treated with Sharps’ waste conversion process, and the end product is designed for use in generating electricity. Batteries and electronics are recovered and processed by certified recyclers. Hardware and other metals are recovered and processed by recycling facilities for reuse as raw material. Customers receive a certificate of recycling confirming the proper recycling of the SUDs. The system is compliant with regulations of the Department of Transportation, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, and the Joint Commission, and includes collection containers that can be used in either the operating room or the sterile processing department. For more information, visit Sharps Compliance.