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Convenient and Secure Sharps Mail-Back Services

Households and smaller businesses usually generate a smaller number of sharps, making pick-up services too expensive. Sharps can be harmful to your coworkers and family members, risking needle-stick injuries and the spread of disease. Therefore, they still need to be disposed of properly regardless of the amount you have to dispose of. Mail-back services provide a convenient and cost-effective solution for your needs. 

Medical Waste Pros offers mail-back services for when you don’t want to search and drive to a drop-off location. Additionally, a service provider won’t have to drive to your location, reducing your costs. You also won’t have to shop around to find the proper containers or spend any time researching. You will be given everything you need with the kit.  

With a mail-back service, you can purchase a kit online that includes everything you need, from the container to the instructions to the shipping label. When your container is full, you simply follow the instructions and mail it off to be properly disposed of. Mail-back services are compliant with state and federal regulations regarding sharps, as well as the Department of Transportation and United States Postal Service shipping regulations.

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What are Sharps?

Generally, Sharps that have been used or are intended to be used for human or animal patient care in medical, research, or industrial laboratories, including:

  • Hypodermic needles
  • Pasteur pipettes
  • Syringes with and without needles
  • Scalpel blades
  • Lancets/“fingerstick” devices
  • Auto-Injectors
  • Infusion sets
  • Exposed ends of dental wires
  • Root canal files
  • Connection needles/sets
  • Razor blades
  • Suture needles
  • Acupuncture needles
  • Blood vials
  • Culture dishes and slides
  • Trauma scene waste that can cut, slice, or pierce
  • Broken glass from the laboratory including slides and slide covers and more

From supplying containers and mail-back systems for the safe disposal and transport of sharps to regularly scheduled pickups, our professional contractors will help ensure you’re compliant with all local, state, and federal laws.

How a Sharps Mail-Back Service Works

  1. When you’re ready to start your service, purchase your kit online.
  2. Once you receive your mail-back kit, fill the container with your sharps.
  3. Once your container is full, place it into the provided bag and the shipping box.
  4. Follow any other instructions that it comes with.
  5. Your sharps will then be shipped to a secure provider to be properly disposed of.

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Sharps Mail-Back FAQs

How do I dispose of sharps?

  1. Once used, any Sharps should be placed in a Sharps disposal container. These containers are leak-proof and made of a puncture-resistant plastic and puncture-resistant lid that can be handled without concern or risk of exposure. If an FDA-cleared container is not available a heavy-duty plastic household container, such as a laundry detergent container can be used as an alternative.
  2. Be sure to never place any loose Sharps in any trashcan or recycling bin- and never flush Sharps down the toilet. If you do, you’re putting janitors, housekeepers, children, and other sanitation workers in harm’s way.
  3. Even if it’s just for your pet, the guidelines are the same- be sure to use the same Sharps guidelines to safeguard anyone who could be exposed to Sharps waste.

What goes in a sharps container?


Using an FDA-approved container, you can put these items in it:

  • Needles and syringes
  • Lancets and blood testing supplies
  • Infusion sets and auto-injectors
  • Scalpels and razor blades
  • Broken glass and other sharp objects

Where can I get a sharps container?


Sharps containers are available through pharmacies, medical supply companies, healthcare providers, and online. Learn more about sharps containers here.

How much does a sharps mail-back service cost?


The price of your sharps mail-back service will depend on your location, the size of your containers, how many boxes you have, and other factors. You will prepay for the disposal when you order your mail-back kit.

What other types of medical waste do you handle?


Medical Waste Pros can handle a variety of medical waste across different industries, including:

Does Medical Waste Pros use safe medical waste disposal methods?


Yes, all of our service providers follow all state and federal regulations when it comes to disposing of medical waste. They use methods such as autoclaving, chemical treatments, and EPA-approved incineration.

Can I just throw my medical waste away?


No, you can’t throw away medical waste. There are state and federal laws, including OSHA, FDA, DOT, and the EPA, that regulate how to dispose of medical waste. These regulations were put in place for your safety, in terms of the environment and health effects of improper disposal.

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