Medical Waste Mailback Programs – Advantages and Disadvantages

medical waste mailback programsAs medical waste mailback programs become more and more popular the question remains—are medical mailback waste programs right for my business? Below outlines the advantages and disadvantages to using a medical mailback programs to dispose of your medical waste.  

You can read more about the advantages and disadvantages to medical waste mailback programs on the Safe Needle Disposal website.

Mailback Program – Advantages

  • Cost-effective for smaller amounts of medical waste
  • Allows you to schedule disposal pickups based on your availability
  • Ability to store smaller amounts of medical waste with smaller medical waste containers
  • Good solution for households looking to eliminate small amounts of medical waste
  • Disposal confirmation after service is provided
  • Available in all states and a good solution for rural communities

Mailback Program – Disadvantages 

  • Not cost-effective for larger corporations
  • In-house responsibility to properly label and ship waste containers
  • In-house training for employees on how to manage and store medical waste
  • Detailed regulations must be followed on your end for transportation of mailback wastes
  • Specific requirements for mailback programs exist for disposal containers
  • Service usually requires a fee depending on size of containers

Both mailback programs and container pickup programs are great options for disposing of your medical waste. Knowing which one fits best for your business will help you save money and time in the future.

Get Free, No-Obligation Quotes on Regulated Medical Waste Disposal Mailback Programs Today!

Medical Waste Pros can help you find a compliant regulated medical waste disposal mailback program right in your area. We’ll help you select the containers, schedule, and system that works best for your business. To get free quotes on regulated waste disposal, fill out the form to the right, or give us a call at (888) 755-6370.