Recycling & Disposal

Acelity offers a recycling program for facilities and patients that
allows safe disposal of their V.A.C.VIA™ System and PREVENA™
Incision Management System. Acelity provides this recycling
program free of cost to the customer.

Recycling and Disposal Introduction

  • Products Eligible for Recycling

    The following single-patient NPWT products are currently available for recycling through Acelity.

    V.A.C.VIA™ Negative Pressure Wound Therapy System
    The V.A.C.VIA™ System streamlines access to Negative Pressure Wound Therapy into a purchased single-use, portable, discreet device that provides 7 days of V.A.C.® Therapy.

    Device Disposal: At the end of therapy, follow local institutional protocols for infection control and waste disposal procedures for dressings and canisters. Local protocols for the disposal of the V.A.C.VIA™ System should be based on applicable federal, state and/or local government environmental regulations for recycling electronic devices.

    PREVENA™ Incision Management System
    The first powered negative pressure product designed specifically for management of closed surgical incisions. The PREVENA™ Incision Management System covers and protects the incision from external infectious sources, while negative pressure removes fluid and infectious material from the surgical incision.
    Device Disposal: Follow local institutional protocols for infection control and waste disposal procedures. Local protocols should be based on the applicable local government environmental regulations.

  • What is Acelity's recruiting process?

    Our Talent Acquisition team is always searching for highly qualified and motivated individuals who can bring their skills, talents, and passion to our ever-evolving and growing organization. Once an application is submitted, one of our Talent Acquisition Recruiters reviews it. Depending on the position and required skill set, selected candidates will be contacted for potential next steps in the selection process.

  • Sharps Compliance Inc.

    Sharps is a leading full-service provider of cost-effective management solutions for medical waste and unused dispensed medications generated outside the hospital and large healthcare facility setting.


    Acelity is partnering with Sharps Compliance Inc. to provide simple recycling solutions for our customers. Sharps will convert Acelity single-patient NPWT devices into PELLA-DRX™. This material is then used in the manufacturing of homes, highways, and even high rise buildings.


    Advantages of PELLA-DRX™

    • No landfills required
    • Creates a useful raw material
    • Safe-99% sterilized and completely safe to handle
    • Environmentally responsible-limited carbon footprint
    • For more information on Sharps Compliance Inc. or PELLA-DRX™, please visit Sharps Compliance


      PELLA-DRX™ is a registered trademark of Sharps Compliance, Inc.