10 Things You Can Recycle Through the Mail

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8. Medical Supplies

Some medical supplies contain mercury and other hazardous materials. Others, such as sharps, need to be safely recycled to avoid contamination. When possible, donate reusable goods and recycle used medical materials.

  • Heritage Lifecycle Mailback
    Indianapolis, IN 46231
    (888) 347-7671
    store.heritage-enviro.com/
    CFLs, fluorescent tubes, lead-acid batteries (non-automotive), medical sharps, NiCad batteries, rechargeable batteries, single-use batteries, unwanted or expired medications
    Order a kit online, pack in the recyclables, and send them off. Please call or visit the website for details on this program.
  • Mail Your Sharps
    Irmo, SC 29063
    (866) 210-2744
    www.mailyoursharps.com
    Items containing mercury, medical sharps, mercury thermostats
    Please visit the website or call to order the mail back disposal container with pre-paid shipping.
  • MedWaste Tracker
    Houston, TX 77339
    (866) 699-6466
    www.thinkgreenfromhome.com/SyringesAndLancets.cfm
    Medical sharps
    The MedWaste Tracker(SM) system for the safe disposal of sharps and medical waste offers a safe, convenient, and cost-effective method for proper disposal of syringes used to administer medications at home. Please visit the MedWaste Tracker(SM) website for more information.
  • Republic Sharps
    Phoenix, AZ 85054
    (855) 737-7871
    www.republicsharps.com/
    Medical sharps
    The Republic Sharps Mail Back Disposal Service is ideal for people who use needles at home to treat diabetes, arthritis, cancer or other medical conditions. Please call or visit the website to obtain a shipping container.
  • Sharps Compliance Incorporated
    9350 Kirby Drive, Suite 300, Houston, TX 77054
    (800) 772-5657
    www.sharpsinc.com
    Medical sharps
    Please contact customer support for product information and to order the Sharps Disposal by Mail Kit.
  • Stericycle Mailback Program
    Lake Forest, IL 60045
    (888) 562-3531
    www.stericycle.com/mailback-programs.html
    Items containing mercury, medical sharps
    The Stericycle Mailback Programs use specially designed, prepaid shipping containers that comply with ADA, OSHA, and EPA requirements and are approved for transport via US Mail. This program provides you with pre-paid recycling containers, as well as all necessary documentation. There is a separate container for each collected material.

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