Martin Yale UC5500 ScriptStroyer Pharmacy / Prescription Bottle Shredder Review

Martin Yale UC5500 ScriptStroyer Pharmacy Prescription Bottle ShredderDo you own, run or work for a pharmacy, hospital, clinic or doctor’s office? If so, you probably deal with prescription drugs on a daily basis. As you may know, disposal of prescription bottles must be done in a way that patient information is protect. One great way to do this is to use a prescription bottle shredder. One model you may want to consider is the Martin Yale UC5500 ScriptStroyer prescription bottle pharmacy shredder (found here). This is my review.

Prescription bottle shredders are fairly new to the market in relation to traditional paper shredders. A few well-known manufacturers of pharmacy shredders are Martin Yale and Ameri-Shred. The new Martin Yale UC5500 ScriptStroyer is one of the most affordable models on the market today.

An important part of HIPAA compliancy is the proper storage and destruction of customer information. If you have ever looked at a plastic prescription bottle, you may have noticed that the label contains a lot of personal information. These labels need to be properly disposed of.

The Martin Yale UC5500 is a prescription bottle shredder designed to help pharmacies, hospitals and other medical facilities be HIPAA compliant. The shredder itself can be used to shred bottles, lids, adhesive labels and paper containing patient information. It even features the ability to shred up to 10 sheets of paper.

Martin Yale UC5500 Pharmacy Bottle ShredderThe UC5500 is designed to handle bottles up to 3 ½” in diameter. This includes wet or dry bottles. The shred size of the particles is 5/32″ x 1 1/2″.

One thing I really like about the UC5500 is its compact design. It is large enough to get the job done, but compact enough to fit under most counters. The actual size of the UC5500 is 17 1/4″ x 21 5/8″ x 33″. For what it does, the UC5500 is very quiet.

The build quality of the UC5500 ScriptStroyer is very good. It weighs in at 186 pounds (unpackaged). Martin Yale makes the popular line of Intimus shredders.

One thing many people forget about when using a shredder is proper maintenance. One critical part of maintaining a shredder is oiling it. Unfortunately this can be easy to forget. The Martin Yale UC5500 includes its own automatic oiler.

Even if you aren’t dealing with empty bottles on a regular basis, it is great to offer the service to your customers. This has caused many pharmacies to experience more repeat business.

Overall I consider the UC5500 to be an excellent fit for any pharmacy or hospital. The construction is good and there is plenty of support from us to help with any parts, servicing or questions.

You can find the Martin Yale UC5500 ScriptStroyer prescription bottle pharmacy shredder here. You can find our entire selection of pharmacy bottle shredders here.

Keith Barlow

Keith is a third generation office equipment expert. ABC Office was started by his grandfather back in 1980 and he is proud to be caring on the values that made ABC Office what it is today… unsurpassed selection, detailed information, low prices, and courteous support.

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