IRMO, South Carolina--Mail Your Sharps, a business unit of Plastic Recovery Service LLC, has introduced a U.S. Postal Service approved mail-back sharps program.
The mail-back sharps program is designed for syringes, lancets and needles--including those used medical, dental, acupuncture and veterinary practices--as well as other sharps and small amounts of medical waste.
The mail-back program consists of a U.S. Postal Service approved sharps collection container, ranging in size from 1.4 quarts to 5 gallons, protective bag liner, third party bar coded tracking, a destruction manifest for Regulated Medical Waste–Sharps and a postage paid U.S. Postal Service approved return box.
"Our program is designed to save customers money through better sharps management" said Butch Drake of Mail Your Sharps. "Users of our mail-back program send full containers less frequently than they would on a contracted collection service"
Saving money through better management
Key features of the Mail Your Sharps mail-back program include the destruction of the waste in an EPA certified facility, manifest confirmation of destruction, independent third party tracking of the waste, and an easy to use e-commerce web store.
Also, with no contracts to sign, users can dispose of their full sharps containers on their schedule instead of on a contracted schedule. Each one of the company's systems is assigned a unique permit by the U.S. Postal Service allowing Mail Your Sharps to receive sharps waste through the mail.