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Sharps Compliance Receives Permit for Northeastern U.S. Treatment Facility

  • Complements Recent Northeastern U.S. Route-Based Acquisitions
  • Treatment Facility to Support Eleven-State Northeastern Region and Facilitate Processing of Mailback Solution Offerings
  • Facility Will Also Be A Mailback Distribution Center

HOUSTON, Aug. 04, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sharps Compliance Corp. (NASDAQ:SMED) (“Sharps” or the “Company”), a leading full-service national provider of comprehensive waste management solutions including medical, pharmaceutical and hazardous, today announced that it has received the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection Bureau of Waste Management permit for the processing of medical waste at its treatment facility located in northeastern Pennsylvania. The 40,000 square foot facility has been permitted as both a medical waste treatment facility, utilizing an autoclave, and as a transfer station for medical, pharmaceutical and trace chemotherapy waste of up to 82 tons per day. The facility is designed to cost-effectively and efficiently process medical waste generated by the Company’s route-based and mailback customers and also doubles as a distribution center of mailback solutions.

David P. Tusa, President and Chief Executive Officer of Sharps, commented, “Our Pennsylvania facility is a very strategic addition to our current operation’s infrastructure, uniquely positioning us to service our customers and expand our business in the highly-populated Northeast. The facility will support our core market of small-to-medium quantity medical waste generators, treating waste collected from both our route-based, pick-up business as well as from our mailback solution offerings. Together with our Texas-based facility, the Company now has over 180 tons per day of permitted treatment infrastructure.

“Over the past year we have significantly enhanced our service offerings to the healthcare related industry while expanding our geographic reach through several strategic acquisitions. With the establishment of our Northeast medical waste treatment facility, we believe Sharps has strengthened its market position in the route-based business to service an area which encompasses about 100 million people or 31% of the U.S. population,” Mr. Tusa concluded.

About Sharps Compliance Corp.

Headquartered in Houston, Texas, Sharps Compliance is a leading full-service national provider of comprehensive waste management services including medical, pharmaceutical and hazardous. Its key markets include healthcare facilities, pharmaceutical manufacturers, home healthcare providers, assisted living / long-term care, retail pharmacies and clinics, and the professional market which is comprised of physicians, dentists and veterinary practices. The Company's flagship product, the Sharps Recovery System, is a comprehensive solution for the containment, transportation, treatment and tracking of medical waste and other used healthcare materials. The Company also offers its route-based pick-up service in an eleven (11) state region of the Northeast portion of the United States as well as Texas and Louisiana.

More information on the Company and its products can be found on its website at: www.sharpsinc.com

Safe harbor statement

The information made available in this news release contains certain forward-looking statements which reflect Sharps Compliance Corp.’s current view of future events and financial performance. Wherever used, the words “estimate,” “expect,” “plan,” “anticipate,” “believe,” “may” and similar expressions identify forward-looking statements. Any such forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties and the Company’s future results of operations could differ materially from historical results or current expectations. Some of these risks include, without limitation, the Company’s ability to educate its customers, development of public awareness programs to educate the identified consumer, customer preferences, the Company’s ability to scale the business and manage its growth, the degree of success the Company has at gaining more large customer contracts, managing regulatory compliance and/or other factors that may be described in the Company’s annual report on Form 10-K, quarterly reports on Form 10-Q and/or other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Future economic and industry trends that could potentially impact revenue and profitability are difficult to predict. The Company assumes no obligation to publicly update or revise its forward-looking statements even if experience or future changes make it clear that any projected results, express or implied therein, will not be realized.

For more information contact: Diana P. Diaz Sharps Compliance Corp. Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Phone: (713) 660-3547 Email: ddiaz@sharpsinc.com John Nesbett/Jennifer Belodeau Institutional Marketing Services (IMS) Phone: (203) 972-9200 Email: jnesbett@institutionalms.com

Source:Sharps Compliance Corporation