HOUSTON, Feb. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Sharps Compliance Corp., (Nasdaq: SMED) a leading full-service provider of cost-effective management solutions for medical waste and unused patient medications, is helping medical and other healthcare professional offices like doctors, dentists, vets, clinics, tattoo studios, and skilled nursing or assisted living facilities save time, money and the environment with a "GREEN" alternative to their traditional medical waste pick-up service. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click: http://multivu.prnewswire.com/mnr/sharpsinc/48184/ (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110210/MM44562) Medical and other healthcare professional offices are discovering that they have an alternative to the traditional medical waste pick-up service. The Sharps MailBack Recovery System keeps medical waste out of landfills, saves time and is half the cost to dispose with no frustrating long term contracts, unexpected price increases or surcharges. " The Sharps MailBack Recovery System costs 50 percent less than the traditional pick-up service," says Kent Lawson, DDS, Family & Cosmetic Dentists. "No more scheduling pick-ups, long-term contract requirements and unexpected price increases. It also addresses all types of medical waste generated in my office, not just syringes." Sharps Compliance's first of its kind patent-pending GREEN Waste Conversion Process™ eliminates medical waste going into landfills by 100%. The process transforms discarded medical waste into a new product called PELLA-DRX™– a clean, raw material used in the manufacture of industrial resources, vital to everything from highways to high-rises. "I never knew there was a green alternative for medical waste disposal until I was introduced to the Sharps Compliance MailBack Recovery System. I am very impressed that they keep my medical waste out of landfills," says Hayley Nguyen, M.D., Family Practice. "Sharps Compliance is the only medical waste disposal company that can repurpose my medical waste into new products and it's a lot easier to use," says Jeffrey Chalkley, Veterinarian, Westbury Animal Hospital & Pet Lodge. Sharps Compliance Inc. is eliminating medical waste from America's landfills, protecting people from the hazards of medical waste while saving time and money. Headquartered in Houston, Texas, Sharps Compliance is a leading provider of cost-effective management solutions for medical waste and unused patient pharmaceuticals generated outside the hospital and large healthcare setting. The Company's flagship product, the Sharps® Recovery System™ (formerly Sharps Disposal by Mail System®), is a comprehensive and cost-effective solution for the containment, transportation, treatment and tracking of medical waste generated outside the hospital and large healthcare facility setting. The Sharps TakeAway™ system is designed for individual consumers, retail or mail-order pharmacies, communities and facilities including assisted living, long-term care and correction operations to facilitate the proper disposal of unused dispensed medications. Sharps Compliance serves self injectors, doctors, clinics, dentists, veterinarians, tattoo facilities, home healthcare, assisted living facilities, pharmaceutical manufacturers, government agencies, pharmacies, and retail, commercial, and hospitality markets. www.sharpsinc.com 1-800-772-5657. SOURCE Sharps Compliance, Inc.